Orbitz Exits American's Ticket-Booking Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 6:56 PM EST) -- A Texas federal court on Monday dismissed Orbitz Worldwide LLC from American Airlines Inc.'s antitrust lawsuit claiming it was the victim of a plot to keep it from the airline booking business, in a sealed ruling that drew victory cries from the remaining defendants and the airline.

The court docket and various statements from the parties involved indicate that the judge has dismissed Orbitz from the action and trimmed at least some of American's antitrust claims against fare data distributors Travelport Ltd. and Sabre Holdings Corp.,...
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