IMPORTANT UPDATE: A Motion to Authorize Distribution was filed on December 31, 2015 and approved by the Court on April 6, 2016. Distribution to eligible claimants took place on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Overview of the Air Cargo 4 Settlements

The Air Cargo 4 Settlements are partial Settlements totaling approximately $362.5 million in a class action lawsuit about Airfreight Shipping Services. This is in addition to the approximately $485.8 million in settlements with other Defendants described in earlier notices. The lawsuit is called In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation and is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The Air Cargo 4 Settlements are partial because there are other Defendants remaining in the case, and the litigation is continuing as to those Defendants.

You may be affected by these Settlements if you purchased Airfreight Shipping Services directly from one or more Defendants or Settling Defendants listed in the Notice for shipments to, from, or within the United States from January 1, 2000 to September 11, 2006.

Under Air Cargo 4 Settlements, Singapore Airlines Limited and Singapore Airlines Cargo Pte, Ltd. (“Singapore Air”) has agreed to pay approximately $92 million (less the portion attributable to class members who settled with Singapore Air before the class settlement was reached); Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. (“Cathay Pacific”) has agreed to pay $65 million; Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., (“Korean Air”) has agreed to pay a total of $115 million; and China Airlines, Ltd. (“China Air”) has agreed to pay a total of $90 million. Also, Singapore Air, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and China Air have agreed to pay up to $850,000 toward the cost of notice and settlement administration. All the Settling Defendants have also agreed to cooperate in the case against the remaining Defendants. The Settling Defendants have asserted a number of defenses to Plaintiffs’ claims but have settled to avoid the cost and risk of a trial.

THIS INFORMATION IS ONLY A SUMMARY. For more details, including who is and is not a Class Member, the distribution of the Settlement Funds, Class Member options and deadlines to act, the location and date of the Final Approval Hearing, and other important information, please review the Notice.

What Are My Options?

Please consult the Notice for more details on your options.

Fairness Hearing

The Court held a Fairness Hearing at 10:00 am on January 16, 2015, in Courtroom 6C South at the United States Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201. At this hearing the Court considered whether the Proposed Settlements are fair, reasonable, and adequate, whether to approve the Plan of Allocation, and whether to award attorneys’ fees, reimbursement of expenses, and incentive awards. Following this hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Proposed Settlements, the Plan of Allocation, and the request for attorneys’ fees, reimbursement of expenses, and incentive awards. Final Judgements approving each of the Air Cargo 4 Settlements were entered on November 29, 2015. Copies of these Final Judgments may be downloaded and viewed from the Court Documents page of this website.




Important Dates
DateDeadline
November 7, 2014 Exclusion Deadline (Expired)
December 26, 2014 Objection Deadline (Expired)
January 6, 2015 Claim Form Deadline (Expired)
January 16, 2015
10:00 am
Fairness Hearing at the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (Passed)