DOJ, American, US Airways Announce Plans for Mediation Before Antitrust Trial
American Airlines, US Airways, and the Department of Justice announced that they intend to meet with a mediator in an attempt to resolve issues stemming from the DOJ lawsuit filed in August that seeks to block the merger of the two carriers.
The announcement came via a filing Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., stating that “[T]he Parties have agreed to a mediator suggested by the Court.”
The trial is set to begin on November 25 in Washington, D.C. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who ordered the appointment of a mediator “for use at the parties’ discretion” in August, will be presiding.
The use of a mediator in such cases is common and does not necessarily indicate that any or all of the issues in the case are likely to be resolved through mediation.
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