Union Says Antitrust Suit Irrelevant To AMR, US Airways Plan

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The Transport Workers Union of America on Wednesday urged a New York bankruptcy court to approve a reorganization plan that would unite American Airlines’ parent company and US Airways Group Inc., arguing the U.S. Department of Justice’s antitrust suit aiming to scuttle the merger is irrelevant.

The AFL-CIO member contends that neither the filing of the DOJ’s action nor the outcome of the litigation are of concern as to whether the plan should be confirmed. While regulatory approval is key to the plan becoming effective, issues...
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