Flyers Elevate Merger Case From Bankruptcy To District Court

Law360 (May 12, 2021, 7:02 PM EDT) -- Customers in a long-running challenge to the merger of American Airlines and US Airways have asked a New York district court to revive their case after losing a rare bench trial in bankruptcy court on their antitrust claims, contending the bankruptcy judge ignored key precedent.

The flyers filed an opening brief on Tuesday in the Southern District of New York looking to reverse a February ruling from U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean H. Lane that rejected their merger challenge following a 2019 bench trial.

The $11 billion deal between American Airlines and US Airways was completed in 2013 as part of a...

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