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Judge says antitrust suit will go forward

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge says that the antitrust trial in the merger of American Airlines and US Airways will go forward as scheduled.

The Justice Department had asked for a delay to the Nov. 25 trial, arguing that the shutdown of the federal government meant its lawyers couldn’t work to get ready for the trial.

The court order means the government attorneys have the authorization to keep working on the case.

The merger was weeks away from closing when the government sued to block it. In denying the delay, the judge noted that the deal would have closed by now if it hadn’t been for the Justice Department’s action to stop it.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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