There's some kind of big football game going on in the Valley this weekend.
Feds' Lawsuit Challenging Airline Merger May Not Go To Trial
It has not been the best week ever for American Airlines and US Airways. A federal bankruptcy judge said he is not sure he can approve American’s plan to come out of bankruptcy protection after the federal government and a handful of states including Arizona filed suit, challenging the carrier’s merger with Tempe-based US Airways.
Dan Goldfine chairs the Anti-Trust Practice Area at the law firm Snell and Wilmer. Before that he was a trial attorney with Department of Justice’s Anti-Trust Division. He said the feds’ lawsuit surprised him and thinks they will have a tough time proving their case. We asked him if he thinks the lawsuit is really meant to stop the merger.