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
- Air New Zealand Limited
- All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
- Asiana Airlines, Inc.
- Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
- Delta Air Lines, Inc.
- Japan Airlines Corporation
- Qantas Airways Limited
- Singapore Airlines Limited
- United Airlines
On December 10, 2010, the Plaintiffs entered into a settlement agreement with Japan Airlines Corporation.
On June 28, 2013, the Plaintiffs filed an Amended Statement of Claim, and on July 12, 2013, they filed their 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-Pacific 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 May 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-pacific destinations operated by the Defendants.
The Plaintiffs seek general damages for conspiracy, intentional interference with economic relations, and conduct which is contrary to Part VI of the Competition Act; an accounting, restitution, disgorgement and the creation of a constructive trust for unjust enrichment, waiver of tort and the taking of inequitable profit by unlawful conduct; 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.