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Tam Travel, Inc. v. Delta Airlines, Inc., No. 07-4464

In plaintiff-travel agencies' lawsuit under Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act alleging a conspiracy to eliminate the practice of paying base commissions by various airlines, district court's dismissal of the amended complaint is affirmed, as the plaintiffs' claims against United Airlines were discharged in bankruptcy and the claims against the remaining defendants failed to allege sufficient facts to plausibly suggest a prior illegal agreement. 

Read Tam Travel, Inc. v. Delta Airlines, Inc., No. 07-4464

Appellate Information

Argued: October 24, 2008

Decided and Filed: October 2, 2009


Opinion by Circuit Judge Griffin


For Appellant:  Joseph M. Alioto, Thomas Paul Pier, Alioto Lawfirm, San Francisco, California

For Appellee:  Peter K. Huston, Latham & Watkins, San Francisco, California, James A. Reeder, Jr., Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas, Lee H. Simowitz, Baker & Hostetler, Wahington, D.C.