Alioto Begins Depositions in Private Suit Against Virgin America/Alaska Air Merger

Alaska Air Group, which has a settlement negotiated with the Department of Justice that should allow Alaska to proceed with its merger with Virgin America, continues to hold the matter pending resolution of the private antitrust suit filed against Alaska infeatured

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Virgin America and Alaska Air Turn Attention to Alioto Suit

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos – Alaska Air Group and merger partner Virgin America appear to have reached a settlement with the antitrust division of the Department of Justice thatfeatured

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Alioto Litigation Unlikely to Stall Virgin America-Alaska Air Deal

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos – Private antitrust litigation from San Francisco attorney Joe Alioto aimed at blocking the acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Air Group is not likely to have a meaningful impact on the merger’sfeatured

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Virgin America-Alaska Air Appear Near to Consent Decree

Alaska Air Group appears to be near finalizing concessions that should satisfy concerns the antitrust division of the Departmentfeatured

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Virgin America-Alaska Air Working on Antitrust Remedy

Two senior antitrust attorneys, an airline industry consultant, and a former counsel at the Federal Aviation Administration, told CTFN that Alaska Air Group is working on a package of remedies aimed at resolving the concerns of antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice over Alaska’s pending acquisition of Virgin America. The first attorney noted that … Read Morefeatured

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Narrowing of Issues Seen in Virgin America-Alaska Air Talks with DOJ

A senior antitrust attorney who has represented airlines in mergers in the past, told CTFN that the recent meeting of Alaska Air Group and Virgin America executives with officials at the Department of Justice on September 15 was constructive, rather than confrontational. The meeting at the DOJ with the antitrust division, including Renata Hesse, the acting … Read Morefeatured

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Virgin America/Alaska Air Talks with Regulators Said to be Constructive

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos – Senior executives from Virgin America and Alaska Airlines met with regulators at the Department of Justice on September 15, according to two senior antitrust attorneys. The meeting, which was referred to as a “backdoor” meeting by the attorneys, was said by a third attorney to likely be … Read Morefeatured

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