AMR Customers Want Antitrust Suit Handled Outside Ch. 11

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 7:15 PM ET) -- A group of American Airlines Inc. customers on Wednesday urged the judge overseeing the airline’s bankruptcy to send the antitrust lawsuit they launched to block an $11 billion merger to federal district court, claiming bankruptcy court is not an appropriate forum.

The customers are asking U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane to withdraw the reference to the adversary proceeding, which would allow the matter to proceed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. They contend in their complaint that AMR Corp.’s...
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