DOJ Backs US Airways-AA Merger Deal Despite Complaints

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday championed its deal requiring US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines Inc. to shed $425 million worth of slots at two major airports to win approval for their $17 billion merger, rejecting criticism that the settlement left some competitive concerns unaddressed.

The antitrust watchdog responded to more than a dozen public comments criticizing the settlement, which put an end to the DOJ's August suit challenging the deal and paved the way for the airlines to merge in December....
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