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【ミネアポリス(米ミネソタ州)2016年7月11日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】以下の通知はGustafson Gluek PLLC、Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP、Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P、Lovell Stewart Halebian Jacobson LLP各法律事務所が発表した。

特定の貨物輸送サービスを利用した個人もしくは企業は、集団訴訟の和解によって多額の現金支払いを受ける資格がある可能性がある。最後に残った被告2社と和解が成立した。これまでに和解に達していたのは被告29社だった。被告企業の全リストは和解に関するウェブサイト、www.FreightForwardCase.com に掲載されている。











和解と集団訴訟メンバーの権利についての詳しい情報はhttp://www.FreightForwardCase.com 、電話1-877-276-7340(米国とカナダ)または1-503-520-4400(国際)、または手紙でFreight Forwarders Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 3747, Portland, OR, 97208-3747へ。

ソース:Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP; Gustafson Gluek, PLLC; Lockridge

Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P and Lovell, Stewart, Halebian, Jacobson LLP


Daniel C. Hedlund, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, dhedlund@gustafsongluek.com, +1-612-333-8844

$53.55 Million Settlement Affects Purchasers of Freight Forwarding Services Providing Domestic and International Shipping


MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

The following is being released by the law firms of Gustafson Gluek PLLC;

Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP; Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.; and Lovell

Stewart Halebian Jacobson LLP.

If individuals or companies used the services of certain freight forwarders,

they may be entitled to a potentially significant cash payment from class

action Settlements.  Settlements have now been reached with the final two

Defendants.  Settlements were previously reached with 29 Defendants.  A full

list of all Defendants is available at the settlement website:


The Settlements involve a lawsuit claiming that certain freight forwarding

companies secretly agreed to prices for their freight forwarding services

worldwide, including on routes in the U.S. and between the U.S. and China, Hong

Kong, Japan, Taiwan, India, Germany, the U.K. and other parts of Europe.  The

Settling Defendants deny that they did anything wrong.  

Freight Forwarders provide transportation, or logistics services for shipments

relating to the organization or transportation of items via air and ocean,

which may include ancillary rail and truck services, both internationally and

nationally, as well as related activities such as customs clearance,

warehousing, and ground services.

A Class Member is included in one or more of the Settlements if they: (1)

Directly purchased Freight Forwarding Services; (2) from any of the Defendants,

their subsidiaries, or affiliates; (3) from January 1, 2001 through January 4,

2011; (4) in the U.S., or outside the U.S. for shipments within, to, or from

the U.S.  

DHL and Hellmann will establish a $53,550,000 Settlement Fund.  The amount of

benefits for each purchaser will be determined by the Plan of Allocation, which

is posted on www.FreightForwardCase.com.

Important Information

    - Purchasers will need to submit a Claim Form, online or by mail, by April

      3, 2017 to get a payment from the Settlements.  If purchasers already

      submitted a Claim Form for the first or second round of Settlements,

      they do not need to file a new claim.  They will automatically be paid

      from this round of Settlements.

    - Purchasers who do nothing will not get a payment and give up the right

      to sue.

    - Purchasers who want to keep the right to sue DHL or Hellmann must

      exclude themselves by September 20, 2016.  

    - Purchasers who stay in the Settlements can object to them by September

      20, 2016.

The Court will hold a hearing on November 4, 2016 to consider whether to

approve: (1) the Settlements, (2) a request for attorneys' fees up to 33% of

the Settlement Fund, plus interest, and reimbursement for litigation expenses;

and (3) a request for Class Representative service awards of no more than

$75,000 each.  

For more information regarding the Settlements and Class Member rights, please

visit http://www.FreightForwardCase.com, call 1-877-276-7340 (U.S. & Canada) or

1-503-520-4400 (International), or write to: Freight Forwarders Claims

Administrator, P.O. Box 3747, Portland, OR, 97208-3747.

SOURCE:  Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP; Gustafson Gluek, PLLC; Lockridge

Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P and Lovell, Stewart, Halebian, Jacobson LLP

CONTACT: Daniel C. Hedlund, Gustafson Gluek PLLC, dhedlund@gustafsongluek.com,