Northwest Begs Judge To Postpone Antitrust Lawsuit

Law360, New York (February 2, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Northwest Airlines Corp. has asked a bankruptcy judge to delay an antitrust class action lawsuit brought against the carrier, on the grounds that the lawsuit could potentially stall its emergence from bankruptcy.

The lawsuit accuses Northwest, Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) of price-fixing by eliminating the practice of “hidden-city ticketing.”

In a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on Wednesday, Northwest pleaded that its Chapter 11 proceedings cannot be delayed, as the airline hopes to exit bankruptcy by...
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