3 Takeaways From DOJ's Airline Merger Complaint

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday moved to block the merger of US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines Inc., saying it would hurt competition and cost travelers hundreds of millions of dollars.

Experts praised the complaint as thorough and tightly written, with few obvious holes. It pulls from past mergers, like the 2008 union of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Inc., to show that promises not to cut service or raise prices often go unfulfilled. And it points to internal emails acknowledging...
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