Antitrust Law

US Airways/American Merger Trial Is Set for Takeoff

, The Legal Intelligencer


On Aug. 13, the U.S. Department of Justice and six state attorneys general filed a lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Pennsylvania was one of the states to join the suit. The proposed $11 billion transaction would combine the fourth- and fifth-largest U.S. carriers, making the new American the largest domestic airline, and, by some measures, the largest airline in the world.

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