In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation

Settled: July 02, 2011

To date, we secured $52 million in settlements in this litigation involving a conspiracy to eliminate competition in the market for ocean freight services between in the continental US and Puerto Rico.

Labaton Sucharow, as co-lead counsel, obtained $52 million in settlements with Defendants Horizon Lines, Crowley and Sea Star Line in In re Puerto Rican Cabotage Antitrust Litigation.

In this litigation, plaintiffs allege that, between May 1, 2002 and April 17, 2008, Defendants conspired to illegally fix the prices for the sea transportation of goods or persons between Puerto Rico and the continental United States. The case is pending before the Honorable Daniel Dominguez in the District of Puerto Rico.

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