Riediger v. Air Canada, et al.
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Summary of the Proceedings
On July 31, 2009 a Statement of Claim was issued against the following Defendants:
- Air Canada
- British Airways PLC
- Delta Air Lines, Inc.
- Deutsche Lufthansa A.G.
- Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
- Societé Air France
- UAL Corporation
On November 9, 2011, the Plaintiffs filed an Amended Statement of Claim.
On July 12, 2013, the Plaintiffs filed a Certification Record. The Plaintiff Ms. Riediger seeks to represent a class of:
All persons in Canada, other than Excluded Persons, who during the Class Period purchased Passenger Services from the Defendants and their Co-Conspirators for direct, one-stop and connecting Trans-Atlantic Destination long-haul flights, the first segment of which originated in Canada, or such other definition approved by the court.
The proposed Class Period is April 1, 2004 to August 1, 2007.
The Plaintiffs allege that the Defendants engaged in a conspiracy to enhance unreasonably the price of passenger services by the adoption and adjustment of surcharges on top of the cost of base fares for flights to and from Canada and various trans-Atlantic destinations operated by the Defendants.
The Plaintiffs seek general damages for violations of the Competition Act and wrongful conduct at common law, and punitive and exemplary damages.
Status of the Proceedings
This matter has been filed in Toronto, Ontario. The Plaintiffs are in the process of scheduling the certification motion.
Further updates respecting the progress of this matter will be posted on this website as they occur.