AA, Sabre Lay Down Swords In Middle Of Antitrust Trial

Law360, Dallas (October 31, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A week into a Texas state trial, American Airlines Inc. agreed to settle for an undisclosed sum its claims that Sabre Inc. conspired to block the airline from launching a competing ticketing service, and renewed a contract that will keep American’s flights in Sabre’s distribution system, the companies announced Wednesday.

The settlement agreement cut short what could have been a two-month trial, in which American claimed it was owed $993 million for Sabre’s anti-competitive attempts to shut down a competing service the airline offered, called AA...
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