AMR Corp.’s American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. are seeking a trial of the government’s lawsuit to block their $12.1 billion merger as early as Nov. 12, while the Justice Department is pushing for a February date.
American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc., even before they entered court, fought the Justice Department over when the government’s antitrust lawsuit to block the airlines’ proposed merger should go to trial.
US Airways Group Inc., pressing to take over AMR Corp.’s American Airlines in bankruptcy, made its case for a merger to the company’s unsecured creditors committee, three people familiar with the matter said.
Former New York Jets running back Curtis Martin’s election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was “bittersweet” when his mentor, New York Giants coach Bill Parcells, who led the franchise to two championships, didn’t make it.
The lawyer for AMR Corp.’s unsecured creditors committee warned American Airlines pilots of the risks of rejecting a tentative contract that would allow the carrier’s post-bankruptcy plan to be weighed against a US Airways Group Inc. merger, three people familiar with the matter said.
AMR Corp. urged a judge to approve its plan to exit bankruptcy protection by merging its American Airlines with US Airways Group Inc. two days after the U.S. sued to block the combination as a threat to consumers.