Bankruptcy Canceled Antitrust Claims, United Says

Law360, New York (October 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- United Air Lines Inc. is pushing to toss a lawsuit by a group of travel agents who have accused nearly two dozen airlines of conspiring to limit their commissions, claiming its bankruptcy plan dismissed their claims.

Since United's Chapter 11 exit plan canceled the debt the airline accrued before diving into bankruptcy in December 2002, the relief that travel agents claim they are owed, which dates back to that year, has also been cleared, United said in a motion filed on Friday.

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