Florida West's No Contest Price-Fixing Plea May Get OK

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing the government's price-fixing case against Florida West International Airways Inc. said Friday that he was inclined to allow the carrier to plead no contest to the criminal charges, an unusual plea that could set a troublesome precedent for the U.S. Department of Justice.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. told parties at a hearing Friday that he was leaning toward granting Florida West's request — which would allow the airline to accept a penalty without actually admitting to any antitrust violations...
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