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Airlines Win Permission to Merge

Airlines Win Permission to Merge

“(Reuters) - US Airways Group Inc and American Airlines will give low-cost competitors more access to a half dozen key U.S. airports, including New York and Washington, D.C., in exchange for permission to merge and create the world’s largest airline.”

An Unavailable Statistic

An Unavailable Statistic

Sen. Charles Grassley and the Wall Street Journal's Jean Eaglesham appear to be among those who want the Department of Justice to find top executives to incarcerate over the financial crisis.

DOJ Tries to Thwart Airline Merger

DOJ Tries to Thwart Airline Merger

Doug Parker was CEO of a regional airline when he saw an opportunity: buy US Airways, which was bankrupt and at risk of liquidation. He pulled it off; the combined airline was called US Airways. This year, he saw a similar opportunity: buy the bankrupt American Airlines -- and create the biggest airline in the world.

DOJ’s Proposed Schedule Risked Crashing Airline Merger

DOJ’s Proposed Schedule Risked Crashing Airline Merger

My civil procedure professor used to paraphrase Tom Lehrer's Smut: “When correctly viewed,” he said, “everything is outcome-determinative.” (The original said "lewd.")

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $1.5B+ for Marketing Drug

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $1.5B+ for Marketing Drug

Johnson & Johnson -- the company that helped you shampoo with "no more tears," fight acne, and heal pretty much every wound t

Mix's Lawyers Claim Privileged Evidence Exonerates Him

Mix's Lawyers Claim Privileged Evidence Exonerates Him

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has had a grand jury exploring the Deepwater Horizon oil spill—but apparently it is unable to come up with anyone who had actually done something criminal that brought about the spill. The only person arrested in connection with the incident so far is an engineer who, while that grand jury was operating, allegedly deleted text messages from his phone.

The Government's Priorities for the Airline Industry

The Government's Priorities for the Airline Industry

The federal government wants to sacrifice Doug Parker’s plan to create the world’s largest airline on the altar of lower airfares. But it’s not willing to sacrifice its own policies to that same goal. Even as its Department of Justice tries to stop the US Airways-American Airlines merger with an antitrust lawsuit, the federal government continues to restrict competition in air travel.

Where Are the Honorable Prosecutors?

Where Are the Honorable Prosecutors?

Where are the good apples?