American Airlines and US Airways seek early trial in antitrust suit

American says suit is obstacle for its plan to exit bankruptcy

AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, and US Airways Group Inc. is hoping to speed up its trial date to defend their proposed merger against antitrust claims.

Earlier this month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against AMR and US Airways, claiming the merger would hurt competition within the airline industry.


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