Federal Judge Grants Plaintiffs' Six Motions to Dismiss Defendants' Comity, Act of State, Sovereign Compulsion, Filed Rate, Noerr-Pennington and State Action Defenses and Denies Defendants' Motions for Summary Judgment

Aug 31, 2015, 17:13 ET from Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 31, 2015, the Honorable John Gleeson of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted plaintiffs' six Motions for Summary Judgment on the (1) international comity defense; (2) act of state defense; (3) sovereign compulsion defense; (4) filed rate defense; (5) noerr-pennington defense; and (6) state action defense. Judge Gleeson also denied all the motions for summary judgment filed by defendants Air China Ltd. and Air China Cargo Co. Ltd., Air India Ltd., Air New Zealand Ltd., and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., Polar Air Cargo, LLC, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The Court set a trial date of January 25, 2016.

To date, plaintiffs have entered into settlements totaling over $1 billion with many of the original defendants. This litigation is still pending against four defendant groups, including
Air China Ltd. and Air China Cargo Co. Ltd., Air India Ltd., Air New Zealand Ltd., and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., Polar Air Cargo, LLC, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.

You may contact the following Kaplan Fox attorneys about the case and the settlement at
(212) 687-1980:
Robert N. Kaplan:  rkaplan@kaplanfox.com
Gregory K. Arenson: garenson@kaplanfox.com

SOURCE Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP



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