Articles tagged “doj”

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US Airways, American and DOJ Agree To Mediation In Merger Case

US Airways, American and DOJ Agree To Mediation In Merger Case

David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

Mediation is routine in cases of this magnitude and the parties said earlier they didn't think such a move would be productive. Still, you never know.

7 years ago

Are Airline Mergers Inevitable? Other Industries Offer Clues

Samina Karim , Reuters

There are a lot of ideas going on here, but it's not clear if any of them connect. That doesn't mean that American and US Airways should inevitably have the DOJ's blessing.

7 years ago

Justice Department Requests Delay to American Air Merger Lawsuit

Justice Department Requests Delay to American Air Merger Lawsuit

Reuters

The last thing that antsy American Airlines and US Airways needed was a government shutdown, which could potentially delay the defense of their merger. If those House Republicans were experiencing flight cancellations back to their home districts from the government shutdown, the current paralysis in Washington might have played out differently.

7 years ago

States join probe of US Airways-American Airlines merger

Sara Forden and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It isn't unusual for state attorneys general to get involved in antitrust probes, and the fact that this one is being led by the State of Texas, where American Airlines is headquartered, should be a tip-off as to where this investigation is headed.

7 years ago