US Airways Pilots Sue To Stop Challenge To $11B AMR Merger

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 4:58 PM EST) -- The US Airline Pilots Association filed an adversary complaint against a group representing the former pilots of America West Airlines Inc. in the AMR Corp. bankruptcy case in New York federal court Wednesday, seeking to preemptively scuttle a challenge to AMR's $11 billion merger with US Airways Group Inc.

The America West pilots group, known as Leonidas LLC, sent the USAPA a letter on Feb. 19 claiming it was preparing litigation to block the merger because the terms unfairly benefit US Airways pilots. The lawsuit would...
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