Judge Denies Justice Department’s Request to Delay American-US Airways Case
It’s full-speed ahead for the DOJ-American Airlines antitrust case, and curiously the judge’s ruling doesn’t even take up the issue of how government attorneys will work on it when the government is shut down.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly turned down the request in a brief order issued on Tuesday. The delay had been requested because of the government shutdown.
The Justice Department and several states sued on Aug. 13 to stop the merger, saying the deal to create the world’s biggest carrier would lead to higher fares and stifle competition.
The case at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is No. 1:13-cv-1236.
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