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DOJ, US Airways and AMR Corp. in settlement discussions over airline merger

The DOJ had previously filed an antitrust suit against the merger, claiming lowered competition

Back in August 2013, when the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust suit to block the merger of US Airways Group Inc. and AMR Corp., American Airlines’ parent company, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, “By challenging this merger, the Department of Justice is saying that the American people deserve better.”

Well, “better” may be on the way sooner rather than later. Following an Oct. 28 agreement between the airlines and the DOJ to mediate the case, the two sides have now begun exploratory talks to settle the suit outright.

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Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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