Cargo cartel settlement Air France to pay US87 million

first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/2a3b5/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.F An agreement has been reached by Air France KLM to pay fines of US$87 million to settle civil damages in the US, following investigations into its alleged role in an air freight price-fixing cartel.The agreement relates to claims against Air France, KLM and Martinair in the US, but will not affect the results of an ongoing European Union investigation into the cartel, reports Reuters. In a statement released last week, the Franco-Dutch airline group said the agreement was to settle damage claims brought against them in the US that alleged violations of antitrust laws in connection with air cargo shipping services. “Under the terms of the settlement agreement, which is subject to court approval, the carriers will pay a total of $87 million in exchange for a release from all claims by direct purchasers of air cargo shipping services to and from the United States between 2000 and 2006,” the group said. If the US Courts do approve the agreement in its current form, damages will only be paid to direct customers of Air France KLM. This means that anyone who paid for services through a third party will not be reimbursed, reports another media outlet. Michael Hausfeld, the freight shippers’ co-lead counsel, said that while the agreement represented a very important step forward, he looked forward to ensuring that all parties are compensated.Other airlines so far affected by investigations into the cartel include British Airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Korean Air.last_img read more

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January 3 2014The path to the east entrance of th

first_imgJanuary 3, 2014The path to the east entrance of the apartment is getting a wider concrete pathway.[photo by Colleen Connery and text by Sue Kirsch]Here is the crew in action, wheeling concrete over a small ramp to the waiting form, Conrad Strano-Mcanany with the wheelbarrow.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Dan and Ron Chandler a screeding the concrete.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]Paolo Van Erp adds concrete for a level surface.[photo and text by Sue Kirsch]More in upcoming reports.last_img

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Rep Kahle hosts summer reading contest for area kids

first_img05Jul Rep. Kahle hosts summer reading contest for area kids One winner will be ‘A Rep. for a Day’State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced she is sponsoring a summer reading contest for children, first through fifth grade in Lenawee County. Rep. Kahle, of Adrian, is partnering with several libraries and organizations in the district for the contest.Area students are encouraged to read as many books as they can during July and August. Children or their parents can record the titles of completed books and the number of pages read on a bookmark available at the participating locations or at www.repkahle.com. Readers must submit the bookmarks in the contest box by Sept. 1 to be eligible to win. One winner will be drawn, and the winner and his or her family will be guests of Rep. Kahle at the state Capitol to be a “Rep. for a Day.”“Over the summer months, kids should try to read every day so they can maintain, and hopefully strengthen, the reading skills they learned during the school year,” Rep. Kahle said. “Plus, reading is fun. Students can travel to distant lands and exciting new worlds. They can meet unique characters and make new friends in the pages of a book.”Libraries and organizations taking part in the contest are:-Stair Public Library, Morenci-YMCA of Lenawee, Adrian-Boys and Girls Club of Lenawee, Adrian-Adrian District Library, Adrian-Lenawee District Library, Adrian-Clinton Township Public Library, Clinton-Deerfield Branch Library, Deerfield-Cradle To Career Summer Learning Pop Up Literacy Labs (locations vary around the county) Categories: Kahle Newscenter_img #####last_img read more

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