Okla. AG Urges DOJ To Approve $14B AA-US Airways Deal

Law360, New York (October 4, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Oklahoma’s attorney general on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Justice to approve the $14 billion merger of AMR Corp. and US Airways Group Inc., saying the deal would rescue AMR’s bankrupt American Airlines Inc. and protect thousands of jobs in the state.

In a letter to the DOJ, state Attorney General Scott Pruitt said his office had reviewed the tie-up — which would establish the world's largest airline — and found no violation of Oklahoma's antitrust laws, and he expressed concerns that if federal regulators...
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