$3B United-Continental Deal Hurt Market, 9th Circ. Told

Law360, San Francisco (December 04, 2013, 5:10 PM ET) -- Air travelers on Wednesday urged the Ninth Circuit to revive their antitrust class action over the $3 billion merger between United Air Lines Inc. and Continental Airlines Inc., arguing the lower court was wrong to dismiss the case because they've shown the deal harmed competition in the national airline market.

Plaintiffs attorney Joseph M. Alioto of Alioto Law Firm argued that the lower court incorrectly had ruled that the suit failed to establish a national market that could be harmed by the deal, saying it had...
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