Monopoly Claims Nixed In Delta, AirTran Antitrust Suit

Law360 (August 3, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out monopolization claims in an antitrust class action accusing Delta Air Lines Inc. and AirTran Airways Inc. of colluding to increase prices by reducing capacity and imposing baggage fees on flights to and from Atlanta.

The rival airlines' alleged attempts to coordinate price increases were not significant enough to enable the companies to achieve monopoly power over commercial air travel in Atlanta and did not constitute violations of the Sherman Act, Judge Timothy Batten ruled Monday in the U.S. District Court...
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