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US: CA law firm stands against American, US Airways merger

 |  August 8, 2013

A California law firm filed a bankruptcy motion to block a proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways, a deal that would create the world’s largest airline, on Tuesday. Antitrust lawyer Joseph Alioto filed the suit requesting the bankruptcy court to bar the deal on the grounds that the merger would lead to anticompetitive effects on the market and negatively affect airfares, services and jobs. According to court documents, the filing claims the combination of the airlines would lead to “the encouragement and trend to further concentrate the industry toward ultimate monopoly.” Alioto filed a similar case in California last July; this particular case named 38 plaintiffs against US Airways and did not name American Airlines or its parent AMR Corp. due to the company’s operations under bankruptcy protection.

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