Airlines Class Action

Update – July 8th, 2015

A proposed class action was commenced in the Federal Court of Canada by Richard Maynard against Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Inc., American Airlines, Inc., United Airlines, Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. alleging a conspiracy with each other or other airlines to:

A.  fix, maintain, increase or control the price for the supply of tickets for air travel within the USA or between the USA and Canada;

B.  allocate sales, territories, customers or markets for the supply of air travel within the USA or between the USA and Canada; and

C.  fix, maintain, control, or lessen the supply of air travel services within the USA or between the USA and Canada.

Proposed Class

This action is brought on behalf of members of a proposed class consisting of Richard Maynard, the representative plaintiff, and all Canadian resident persons who purchased a ticket from any of the defendants for air travel within the United States, or between Canada and the United States during the period January 1, 2010 and the present (excluding the defendants, their employees and their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates).  If you fit in this criteria, you may be eligible to participate in this proposed class action if it is certified (i.e., after the court confirms that the case may proceed as a class action). There is no date set yet for the certification hearing.

The Lawyers

Within Branch MacMaster LLP, the lawyers responsible for this file are: Luciana P. Brasil and Trevor Siemens.

What Happens Next?

The first substantial step in a proposed class action is for the Court to consider whether the action can proceed as a class action, and define the class and the common issues to be determined on behalf of the class. This process is called “certification”. If the action is certified, all persons who fit the class definition will be automatically included in the class, but will have an opportunity to opt out (exclude themselves) from the proceeding. This process typically includes a notice effort.

If you would like to be added to our database of known potential claimants so you can be updated on the progress of this proposed class action and receive direct notification of certification or other substantial steps, please contact:

Branch MacMaster LLP
Barristers & Solicitors
Suite 1410 – 777 Hornby Street
Vancouver , BC V6C 1S4
Telephone: 604 654 2999
Fax: 604 684 3429

Please note that registration with us does not mean you are a part of the class action. That determination is made by the Court in the certification process, after which point you have an opportunity to exclude yourself from the action. However, registration ensures you receive notice of certification and of the opportunity to exercise your right to opt out or to continue to participate in the action.

Important Note

This website has been developed to provide general information to potential class members on proposed class actions. This website will be updated from time to time to provide potential class members with information as it becomes available.

The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.

To the extent that we may ask you for further information, the information collected will assist our lawyers in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you the client of Branch MacMaster and does not officially make you a member of the class. As noted above, the Court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member, and if you are included, you may have an opportunity to exclude yourself from the class.

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