January 18, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Gallagher, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the complexity resulting from the American Airlines-US Airways merger and argues that the nature of the airline industry makes it desirable for large airlines to merge without raising ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
12/07/2013: Supreme Court justice denied application staying airline merger. 11/12/2013: American Airlines, US Airways settled DOJ antitrust suit. 08/13/2013: US antitrust officials challenged airline merger. 06/17/2013: Supreme Court ruled pay-to-delay settlements not immune from antitrust ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Michael Roberts
Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from ...[read more]
December 8, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday denied an application to stay the merger of US Airways and American Airlines without issuing an opinion. The group of consumers filed the application based on similar antitrust claims already brought and settled by the US Department of ...[read more]
August 14, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Antitrust officials for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking to block the proposed $11 billion merger between US Airways and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corporation. The lawsuit challenges a merger ...[read more]
September 16, 2005
by Chris Buell
A federal judge on Friday gave US Airways the green light to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a little more than a year after the beleaguered airline sought protection. The approval clears the way for the airline to complete its merger with America West by late this month or early October. The ...[read more]
September 2, 2005
by Chris Buell
A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday approved a settlement agreement between US Airways and the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation over nearly $2.7 billion in claims stemming from the airline's Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Under the approved deal, PBGC receives cash, guarantees and an ownership ...[read more]
July 22, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Friday's corporations and securities news, airline regulators have approved America West's merger with bankrupt US Airways. In a joint press release, the airlines announced that the Air Transportation Stabilization Board (ATSB) approved of the merger unanimously. The companies also ...[read more]
September 20, 2004
by Tom Henry
The High Court of New Zealand ruled Monday that Air New Zealand could not proceed with a merger with the Qantas airline of Australia. The proposed merger would have consolidated some routes between the countries and given Qantas a 22.5% stake in Air NZ for US$363 million. The New Zealand Commerce ...[read more]

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