Judge Shelves Antitrust Suit Against Northwest

Law360, New York (March 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Siding with Northwest Airlines Corp., a federal bankruptcy judge has stayed a long-standing antitrust class action lawsuit brought against the struggling carrier, unconvinced that the litigation merits the disruption of Northwest’s ongoing reorganization efforts.

On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper ruled that the class of plaintiffs had not provided enough evidence to persuade him that Northwest’s bankruptcy case should be interrupted to address the suit’s charges.

The suit, currently stalled in the U.S. District Court of Detroit, accuses Northwest, Delta Air Lines Inc. and US...
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