Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman Appointed Interim Co-Lead Counsel in Airline Baggage Fee Litigation

Jan 11, 2010, 14:24 ET from Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC (RPWB) has been appointed Plaintiffs' Interim Co-Lead Counsel along with Kotchen & Low LLP, McCulley McCluer, PLLC, and Conley Griggs LLP in a class action lawsuit filed against Delta Airlines and AirTran Airways in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The suit accuses the two carriers of colluding to charge fliers a $15 first checked baggage fee. The complaint claims the two carriers agreed to charge the baggage fee in highly competitive markets because neither could risk losing business by charging the fee on their own.

RPWB attorney James L. Ward, Jr. says, "The actions of these two carriers have violated antitrust laws and caused travelers to pay baggage fees that were unnecessary. Our goal is to make sure these fees are refunded to the customers."

The complaint seeks damages on behalf of all Delta and AirTran customers who paid the collusive baggage fees. The suit could result in monies paid back to thousands of passengers.

RPWB's expertise is representing plaintiffs in sophisticated civil litigation in areas such as antitrust, asbestos, catastrophic personal injury, consumer lending, securities, environmental, pharmaceutical and medical devices, products liability and class action litigation. More information about RPWB can be found at

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