Consumers Say AMR-US Airways Merger Cripples Competition

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 10:12 PM EDT) -- The planned merger between American Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. faces yet another challenge as a group of 40 consumers sued the companies Tuesday, claiming the $11 billion deal would drastically reduce competition and raise fares if it is allowed through.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, the plaintiffs, represented by antitrust firm the Alioto Law Firm, claimed the consolidation would aggravate the increasing monopoly within the airline market. They seek to stop the merger, claiming such a deal would bring with...
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