Texas AG Drops Antitrust Challenge To US Airways-AA Merger

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he had pulled out of a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit challenging the proposed $11 billion merger of US Airways and American Airlines, saying he has reached an agreement with the companies.

The state joined the DOJ, along with Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and the District of Columbia, to file the complaint challenging the merger in federal court on Aug. 13, saying it was concerned about the potential for reduced airline service to some of Texas' smaller...
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