SAN FRANCISCO – A Pennsylvania man alleges that airline companies have unlawfully conspired to stabilize prices of airfares in order to eliminate airfare competition.
William Rubinsohn filed a class-action lawsuit
on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Southwest Airlines Co., Delta Airlines Inc., American Airlines Inc. and United Airlines Inc., citing violation of the Sherman Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he purchased a ticket from one of the airline companies and used its services multiple times. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly conspired with each other to artificially inflate airfare charges, eliminating competition between them.
The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages plus interest at the highest rate allowed by the law, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Joseph M. Alioto, Theresa D. Moore and Jamie Miller of Alioto Law Firm in San Francisco and Lingel H. Winters of the Law Offices of Lingel H. Winters in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01365