Antitrust Column & Publications

Airline Merger to Proceed With Landing Rights Divestitures

Date: 11/22/13

Source: The New York Law Journal. Reprinted with permission.

Two weeks before trial on its bid to stop the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the Department of Justice agreed to allow the transaction to proceed subject to divestitures of take-off and landing slots and gates at several major airports. A district court refused to dismiss a Department of Justice complaint alleging that senior executives at eBay and Intuit agreed to refrain from hiring one another’s employees.

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