Delta Had Right To Cancel Mesa Contract: Judge

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has sided with Delta Air Lines Inc. in a long-standing dispute over the carrier's cancellation of a $20 million-a-month jet air service contract with Mesa Air Group Inc., a move the bankrupt regional carrier said would force it to lay off 500 workers at its Freedom Airlines Inc. subsidiary.

Judge Clarence E. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia found Monday that Delta had a “clear right” to terminate the contract if Freedom failed to maintain a 95...
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