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American Airlines Hits Orbitz, Travelport With Antitrust Lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas - (AP) American Airlines raised the stakes in its battle with ticket sellers by suing travel website Orbitz and distributor Travelport Ltd., accusing them of monopoly tactics. American says the companies are trying to control the distribution of airline tickets to business travelers...

US Airways Sues Sabre Over Ticket Pricing

NEW YORK - (AP) US Airways Group Inc. is suing Sabre Holdings Corp., saying the operator of reservations systems shuts out competition to protect monopoly pricing power. Airlines have been tangling with Sabre and other so-called global distribution services over pricing. Airlines pay a fee to the distributors...

High Court Hears Arguments On State-Action Doctrine In Hospital Merger Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 26 heard oral arguments regarding whether the state-action doctrine applied to immunize a merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially lessened competition or...

Supreme Court Says Hospital Merger Not Immune From Antitrust Scrutiny

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 ruled that the state-action doctrine does not immunize the merger between two Georgia hospitals from the Federal Trade Commission's challenge that the transaction substantially lessened competition in the market for hospital services...