Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Declines To Order Divestiture In Southwest/AirTran Merger

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - 9th Circuit Declines To Order Divestiture In Southwest/AirTran Merger

SAN FRANCISCO - Direct purchasers of airline tickets who alleged that the merger between Southwest Airlines Co. and AirTran Holdings Inc. violated antitrust law are not entitled to a divestiture order, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed Feb. 4 in an unpublished opinion (Wayne Taleff, et al. v. Southwest Airlines Co., et al., No. 11-17995, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 2121).

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