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Michigan the latest to join American Airlines-U.S. Airways antitrust suit

Seven states have joined the DOJ in attempting to prevent the creation of the world’s largest airline

The Department of Justice (DOJ) slammed the proposed merger between U.S. Airways Group Inc. and AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, filing an antitrust suit against the companies and claiming that the transaction would “result in consumers paying the price—in higher airfares, higher fees and fewer choices.”

Originally, attorneys general from six states with high air traffic (Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia), along with the District of Columbia, joined the DOJ’s antitrust suit. Now, as the suit gains momentum, a newcomer has joined the list: Michigan.

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