DC Circ. Remands Airlines' LAX Rent Dispute To DOT

Law360, New York (August 11, 2009, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A circuit court has ordered the U.S. Department of Transportation to reconsider antitrust allegations by Southwest Airlines Co., US Airways Group Inc. and other airlines that the Los Angeles International Airport and the city of Los Angeles unfairly discriminated in hiking the maintenance fees and rents at two terminals while leaving the same costs untouched for airlines with longer leases.

In an opinion filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a three-judge panel ruled that the DOT must explain...
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