AMR's Approved Plan Unlikely To Sway DOJ In Merger Fight

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 9:15 PM ET) -- As AMR Corp. battles the federal government’s efforts to block its proposed merger with US Airways Group Inc., the airline could try to use Thursday’s court approval of its bankruptcy plan to pressure the government into a settlement, but experts say it’s unlikely to gain much leverage.

The U.S. Department of Justice is going to focus its efforts to block the proposed $11 billion merger on the impact it would have on a market already consolidated by the mergers that produced the present-day Delta Air Lines...
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