DOJ, American, US Airways Announce Plans for Mediation Before Antitrust Trial

By Paul Riegler on 28 October 2013
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DSC_0447American 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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