AMR Takes On Airline Unions In Day 1 Of Court Battle

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT) -- In the opening day of what could be weeks of hearings on bankrupt American Airlines Inc. parent AMR Corp.'s bid to reject union contracts, attorneys for the debtor and several unions painted differing pictures Monday of the cause of the airline's decline.

Before U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane's packed-to-overflow courtroom in lower Manhattan, John J. Gallagher of Paul Hastings LLP, who represents AMR, argued that the airline is neither blaming the unions for its woes nor attempting to unduly punish them, noting that it is...
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