Senators Urge Heightened Scrutiny Of Airline Mergers

Law360, New York (January 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- On the heels of a Senate hearing to examine how airline mergers are likely to affect consumers, two U.S. senators are urging Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to make sure any potential consolidations in the industry are “carefully and thoroughly” examined before being given the green light.

Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisconsin) – who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel – and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said in a letter to Gonzales on Thursday they have a “firm expectation” that the U.S. Department of Justice...
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