Pritzker Levine LLP Files Antitrust Class Action on Behalf of Consumers Who Bought Tickets for Airline Travel in the United States

July 14, 2015 – Pritzker Levine LLP announced today that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, alleging a conspiracy among several U.S. airline companies to fix the prices of passenger airline tickets for travel within the United States, in violation of the federal antitrust laws.

The firm represents individual plaintiffs Jonathan Schumacher and Larissa Kosits together with a putative class of consumers that purchased domestic airline tickets from Defendants American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines from October 1, 2012 to the present.  The complaint alleges that the Defendants – who together account for over 80 percent of the domestic airline market – conspired, combined or agreed to restrain competition by, among other things, limiting seating capacity or reducing the number of flights available for purchase, in order to fix, raise or maintain tickets prices paid by consumers for airline travel within the United States.

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