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KOREAN AIR PASSENGER ANTITRUST LITIGATION SETTLEMENT WEBSITE

 

UPDATE:  The Claims administrator is currently performing claim validation and audits on claims filed.  The validation process is quite extensive and takes time.  Once the validation is complete, the eligible class members will be mailed their distribution checks and coupons.  We anticipate having further information on the outcome of this process by April, 2015.  Thank you for your continued patience. 

 

The class action Settlement with Korean Air Lines involving an alleged conspiracy by Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. and Asiana Airlines Inc. to fix prices for air passenger travel between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea received final approval from the Court at a hearing held on December 2, 2013.  The Court previously approved the prior settlement with Asiana Airlines in July, 2011.

Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd. and Asiana Airlines Inc. ("Defendants") were sued by a group of people ("Plaintiffs") who claim that the airlines conspired, in violation of the federal antitrust laws, to fix the prices of air passenger travel between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea from January 1, 2000 through August 1, 2007. The lawsuit claims the conspiracy included meetings, conversations and communications in the U.S. and elsewhere between the two Defendants during which they agreed to establish artificially high prices for air passenger travel. If you bought a qualifying ticket between January 1, 2000 and August 1, 2007, you may be entitled to cash and coupons for future air passenger travel as part of the Settlement.

In cases separate from this lawsuit, brought by the United States Department of Justice, the Defendants pled guilty to criminal antitrust violations and agreed to pay a fine.

The Defendants deny the claims in the lawsuit and believe they have valid legal and factual defenses. Asiana and Korean Air have agreed to settle this case to avoid the cost and uncertainty associated with continuing it.

For more detailed information, please review the Notice and other court documents on the link at the left.

   

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES 

Deadline to Object to the Settlement  The deadline to Object has now passed.
Deadline to Request Exclusion from the Settlement  The deadline to Exclude has now passed.
Deadline to Submit a Claim Form  The deadline to file a claim has now passed.
Fairness Hearing  December 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

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This website is supervised by counsel and the Court and is controlled by Rust Consulting, the Settlement Administration firm that handles all aspects of notice and claims processing. This is the only authorized website for this litigation. Please do not rely on other sites that set out different and unauthorized information. If you have any questions, please contact the Settlement Administrator.

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