Judge Rejects Hawaiian Airlines’ Request For Injunction

Law360, New York (October 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal bankruptcy judge Thursday denied Hawaiian Airlines’ request for a preliminary injunction barring Mesa Air’s new low-cost air carrier from flying between the Hawaiian islands due to Mesa's alleged theft of trade secrets and anti-competitive actions.

Hawaiian has alleged in its bankruptcy case that Mesa used trade secrets obtained during Hawaiian’s Chapter 11 proceedings to gain a competitive advantage before launching a new carrier, called go!.

“Although the evidence raises real doubts about the propriety of Mesa’s conduct, I conclude that [Hawaiian] has not met...
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