NEW YORK, June 26 /CNW/ -- The following statement is being issued by
Lufthansa Cargo AG and Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. regarding the In re
Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation.
IF YOU PURCHASED AIR CARGO SHIPPING SERVICES WITHIN, TO OR FROM EITHER
THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA FROM JANUARY 1, 2000 TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2006,
RIGHTS COULD BE AFFECTED BY A SETTLEMENT.
What are the Settlements about?
Plaintiffs claim that Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Lufthansa Cargo AG and Swiss
International Air Lines Ltd., along with numerous other air cargo carriers,
conspired to fix the prices of air cargo shipping services in violation of
U.S. antitrust laws and Canadian competition law. The Settlements provide an
$85 million U.S. Fund to pay valid class member claims, and $5.338 million USD
Canadian Fund that Canadian Class Counsel will request to have held in trust
for future benefit of the Canadian classes.
Who is a Class Member?
You are a class member if you purchased air cargo shipping services, from
ANY cargo carrier, for shipments within, to or from either the United States
or Canada. This also includes services purchased through freight forwarders.
All you need to know is in the Notice of Proposed Settlement, including
information on who is or is not a class member.
How do I get Payment in the U.S. Settlement?
You must file a Claim Form. To obtain a Claim Form, and for information
on deadlines, call the number below or visit www.aircargosettlement.com.
What are my rights?
If you do NOT want to take part in the U.S. Settlement or the Canadian
Settlement, you have the right to "opt out." To "opt out" of the U.S. or
Canadian Settlements, you must do so by November 12, 2008. Class members have
the right to object to the U.S. or Canadian Settlements. If you object, you
must do so by November 12, 2008. You may speak to your own attorney at your
own expense for help. For more information on how to "opt out" or object,
visit www.aircargosettlement.com, or call the number below.
Final Approval Hearings to consider approval of the U.S. and Canadian
Settlements and requests by the lawyers for attorneys' fees and costs will be
held at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
on December 12, 2008; the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on January 28,
2009; the Quebec Superior Court on March 9-10, 2009; and at the Supreme Court
of British Columbia on February 27, 2009. For more information on the
locations and times of the Hearings, visit www.aircargosettlement.com, or call
the number below.
This is a Summary, where can I get more information?
You can get complete Settlement information, including a copy of the full
Notice of Proposed Settlement and U.S. Claim Form, and register to receive
updates about the administration of the Canadian Settlement, by visiting
www.aircargosettlement.com, calling the number below, or writing to Air Cargo
Settlement, c/o The Garden City Group, Inc., P.O. Box 9162, Dublin, OH
You may obtain information in the United States and Canada by calling
1.866.249.1588. If you are calling from outside of the United States and
Canada, please call + 1.941.906.4822. We encourage you to visit the
Settlement website, www.aircargosettlement.com, to obtain information about
the Settlement including a list of country specific toll and toll free
For further information:
For further information: Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Corporate
Communications, Tel: +49-69-696-2999, Fax: +49-69-696-95428,
http://media.lufthansa.com Web Site: http://www.aircargosettlement.com