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Freight Forwarding Antitrust Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the companies (listed below) conspired, in violation of antitrust laws, to fix the prices for freight forwarding services during certain time periods. The Plaintiffs claim that the companies’ conspiracies were worldwide, including on shipping routes between the United States and China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Plaintiffs claim that Defendants agreed to fix various charges and surcharges associated with providing freight forwarding services.  The list of companies is as follows: 

  • ABX Logistics Worldwide NV/SA;
  • EGL, Inc. and EGL Eagle Global Logistics, LP  (“EGL”);
  • Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (“Expeditors”);
  • Kuehne + Nagel International AG and Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. (“Kuehne + Nagel”);
  • Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (“Nishi-Nippon”);
  • Schenker, Inc. and its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, including Deutsche Bahn AG, Schenker AG, and Bax Global, Inc. (“Schenker”);
  • Morrison Express Logistics Pte. (Singapore) and Morrison Express Corporation (U.S.A.) (“Morrison Express”);
  • United Aircargo Consolidators, Inc.;
  • UTi Worldwide, Inc.;
  • Vantec Corporation and Vantec World Transport (USA), Inc. (“Vantec”);
  • Toll Global Forwarding (USA), Inc., Baltrans Logistics, Inc., and Toll Holdings Ltd. (“Toll”);
  • Panalpina World Transport (Holding) LTD and Panalpina, Inc. (“Panalpina”);
  • Geodis S.A. and Geodis Wilson USA, INC. (“Geodis”);
  • DSV A/S, DSV Solutions Holdings A/S, and DSV Air & Sea Ltd. f/n/a DFDS Transport (HK) Ltd. (“DSV”);
  • Jet-Speed Logistics, Ltd, Jet-Speed Air Cargo Forwarders (USA) Inc., and Jet-Speed Logistics (USA), LLC (“Jet-Speed”); and
  • SDV Logistique Internationale.
  • Agility Holdings, Inc.; Agility Logistics Corp.; Geologistics Corp.; and Geologistics International Management (Bermuda) Limited (together, “Agility”);
  • Dachser GmbH & Co., KG, doing business as Dachser Intelligent Logistics; and Dachser Transport of America, Inc. (together, “Dachser”);
  • Deutsche Post AG;
  • Danzas Corporation (doing business as DHL Global Forwarding);
  • DHL Express (USA) Inc.;
  • DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K.;
  • DHL Japan Inc.;
  • Exel Global Logistics, Inc.;
  • Air Express International USA, Inc.
  • DSV A/S; DSV Solutions Holding A/S;
  • DSV Air & Sea Ltd. formerly known as DFDS Transport (HK) Ltd. (together, “DSV”);
  • Hankyu Hanshin Express Holding Corporation formerly known as Hankyu Express International Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary, Hankyu Hanshin Express Co., Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, Hanshin Air Cargo USA, Inc. (together, “Hankyu Hanshin”);
  • Japan Aircargo Forwarders Association (“JAFA”);
  • Kintetsu World Express, Inc. and its U.S. subsidiary, Kintetsu World Express (U.S.A.), Inc. (together, “Kintetsu”);
  • “K” Line Logistics, Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary “K” Line Logistics (U.S.A.), Inc. (together, ““K” Line”);
  • MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd., and its U.S. subsidiary, MOL Logistics (USA) Inc. (together, “MOL Logistics”);
  • Nippon Express Co., Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Nippon Express USA, Inc. (together, “Nippon Express”);
  • Nissin Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary, Nissin International Transport U.S.A., Inc. (together, “Nissin”);
  • Yamato Global Logistics Japan Co., Ltd., and its U.S. affiliate, Yamato Transport U.S.A. Inc. (together, “Yamato”);
  • Yusen Air & Sea Service Co., Ltd. and its U.S. subsidiary, Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.), Inc. (together, “Yusen”);
  • Jet Speed Logistics, Ltd., also known as Jet Speed Air Cargo Forwarders (HK), Ltd.;
  • Jet Speed Logistics (USA), LLC; and Jet-Speed Air Cargo Forwarders, Inc. (USA) (together, “Jet Speed”);
  • United Parcel Service, Inc. and UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. (together, “UPS”).
  • Deutsche Post AG; Danzas Corporation (doing business as DHL Global Forwarding);
  • DHL Express (USA) Inc.;
  • DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K.;
  • DHL Japan Inc.;
  • Exel Global Logistics, Inc.;
  • and Air Express International USA, Inc. (together, “DHL”);
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics GmbH & Co. KG, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd. Hong Kong, and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Inc. (together, “Hellmann”).
Docket Number:

08-cv-00042

Company: Panalpina

Filing Deadline: April 3, 2017

Class Period: January 1, 2001 to January 4, 2011

Objection Deadline: September 20, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: September 20, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: November 4, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

The claim form does not specify the type of proof of purchase necessary, so claimants should gather all evidence that would be useful.

Eligibility:

All persons and businesses who directly purchased Freight Forwarding Services from any of the defendants, their subsidiaries, or affiliates in the United States OR outside the United States but for shipments within, to, or from the United States from January 1, 2001 through January 4, 2011 are eligible to be class members. Even if you meet the above criteria, you are not a member of the Class if you are a government entity, Defendant, or one of the Defendants’ parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Settlements will be distributed on a pro rata basis.

Total Settlement Amount: $53,550,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$75,000

Law Firms:
Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy
Gustafson Gluek PLLC
Lockridge Grindal Nauen
Lovell Stewart Halebian Jacobson

Claim Form: Claim Form

Case Name: Precision Associates Inc. v. Panalpina World Transport

Settlement Website: Freight Forwarders Settlement

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Freight Forwarders Settlement

c/o Freight Forwarders Claims Administrator

PO Box 3747

Portland, OR 97208-3747

United States

Email: questions@freightforwardcase.com

Toll-Free: 877-276-7340

Tags: Collusion and Price Fixing