DOJ Inquires Further Into $1.4B Southwest-AirTran Deal

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 12:51 PM EST) -- Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings Inc. each have received second requests from the U.S. Department of Justice in an antitrust review of Southwest's plans to purchase its discount-airline rival for $1.4 billion.

The companies announced Tuesday that they received the requests from the DOJ's Antitrust Division the day before, describing it as a common part of the DOJ's review process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

“Both parties are in the process of gathering information to respond to the second request and will continue to...
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