Emerald Supplies Ltd and others v British Airways plc and other companies

Practice – Striking out. There were 565 claimants located in numerous territories across the world. They all sued the defendants, BA, in respect of losses they allegedly incurred as a result of what was said to have been a worldwide cartel in transporting cargo by air, raising the prices of air cargo services. The Chancery Division, held that BA's application for the striking out and/or summary dismissal of the claimants' claims in the torts of unlawful means conspiracy and unlawful interference ought to be adjourned at least until disclosure had taken place. The claimants' application for two contentions of law in BA's defence to be declared incorrect, struck out or summarily dismissed would be adjourned with liberty to restore at an appropriate time.

Category: