AMR, US Merger To Face Little Resistance In Bankruptcy Court

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 7:39 PM EST) -- Now that AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc. on Thursday confirmed the merger murmurings that have long swirled, experts said the two are likely to enjoy a mostly smooth ride through AMR’s bankruptcy proceedings after months spent diffusing any potential opposition to the plan.

The American Airlines Inc. parent, which said the $11 billion joinder could potentially provide a full recovery for its creditors, has been in talks with US Airways since last summer. A merger would simultaneously boost AMR out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy,...
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