American Airlines, DOJ Trade Blows at Confirmation Hearing

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 11:10 AM ET) -- Despite a looming lawsuit from regulators to block the merger, the parent company of American Airlines on Thursday asked a New York bankruptcy judge to move forward with a reorganization plan that would combine the bankrupt carrier with US Airways to become the world’s largest airline.

A confirmation hearing for AMR Corp. was held in a New York bankruptcy court Thursday morning with a standing-room-only audience that attended the full day's worth of arguments despite a malfunctioning air conditioner. Some observers had speculated the hearing would...
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