United Can't Dodge DHL's Pricing Claims, 2nd Circ. Hears

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT) -- United Airlines Inc. can't use its bankruptcy as an escape from antitrust claims, DHL told the Second Circuit on Wednesday, because creditors didn't learn of the alleged price-fixing scheme until the airline's reorganization was nearly completed.

The Second Circuit is mulling whether claims that United and its competitors engaged in a seven-year price-fixing conspiracy were discharged during the airline's Chapter 11 proceedings, which concluded in 2009. A New York federal judge said last year that the suit should stick, but United has appealed the decision, arguing that...
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