Plaintiff Wants Expert Axed In United Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (November 12, 2009, 3:28 PM EST) -- The lead plaintiff in a putative class action alleging United Airlines Inc. used its monopoly power to fix ticket purchasing rules on coast-to-coast nonstop routes has asked the court to dump the air carrier’s economic expert, saying his theories are so skewed they shouldn’t be allowed in court.

The request, included in a redacted motion for partial summary judgment filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said Dr. Gary Dorman’s opinions and testimony were “so conclusory and contrary to basic facts...
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