American-US Airways Merger Hits Antitrust Turbulence

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT) -- Federal antitrust regulators sued to block the $11 billion merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines on Tuesday, throwing a wrench into a deal that shareholders, creditors and European officials have already signed off on.

The U.S. Department of Justice and attorneys general from six states and the District of Columbia say the merger, which would create the world's largest airline by passenger volume, would curb competition in key U.S. hubs and lead to higher fares.

The participating state AGs are in Texas, where American Airlines...
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