United Tells DC Circ. Antitrust Case Is Speculative

Law360, Washington (September 16, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT) -- United Air Lines Corp. tangled with a consumer plaintiff before the D.C. Circuit on Friday in a class action over whether the airline used its monopoly power to enforce anti-competitive ticket purchasing rules on nonstop flights between Washington and San Francisco.

In 2007, Richard Dominguez filed a proposed consumer class action against United claiming the airline controlled more than 80 percent of the flight market between Washington and San Francisco, and that it used that fact to enforce anti-competitive ticket purchasing contracts. The rules barred customers...
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