Wright Backers Rescind Blanket Immunity Clause

Law360, New York (September 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a bid to quell the boiling debate over a proposed bill that would eliminate flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field airport, the parties who penned a June deal to phase out the Wright Amendment have agreed to slash some of the bill's controversial language.

On Wednesday, American Airlines Inc., Southwest Airlines Co. and other parties to the deal agreed to the change, which would remove a short phrase in the bill that aims to give the deal blanket immunity from legal challenges under competition laws....
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