Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Texas Drops Out of DOJ Suit Against American/US Airways

Texas, one of six states to join the Department of Justice's complaint against the proposed American Airlines/US Airways merger, has withdrawn from the lawsuit after the carriers agreed to continue existing services to the state's airports. Texas' withdrawal is unlikely to have a significant bearing on the trial.

Also today, the presiding judge has denied the DOJ's request for a postponement due to the federal government shutdown. The DOJ attorneys assigned to the case are now expected to continue working on the case despite the shutdown.



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