US Airways, AMR Win Limited Concessions As DOJ Blinks

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 5:46 PM EST) -- A settlement reached this week that would seal a $17 billion merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines parent AMR Corp. is skewed in the companies' favor, experts say, requiring only limited concessions after political pressure tore into regulators' initial hard-line opposition.

The compromise ties off a high-profile battle over how much the companies should give up to maintain healthy competition in the U.S. aviation sector, keeping the discord out of the courtroom. The U.S. Department of Justice from the beginning had flagged concerns...
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