Rep. Sees Tough Review For United-Continental Deal

Law360, New York (May 6, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The head of the House Transportation Committee reportedly said Thursday that he expected the U.S. government to conduct a more rigorous review of the proposed $3 billion merger of UAL Corp.'s United Air Lines Inc. and Continental Airlines Inc. than it had of previous airline mergers.

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., told reporters on a conference call he thought the U.S. Department of Justice under the Obama administration would be more aggressive in merger enforcement efforts than under the previous administration, Reuters reported.

He also said that...
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