Airline Attorneys Come Out Swinging against DOJ

In the wake of the Justice Department's lawsuit to prevent the $11 billion US Airways and American Airline merger, lawyers for the airlines have come out swinging, the National Law Journal reports. "We're litigating this case, period," Dechert partner Paul Denis, who represents US Airways, said in a conference call. Denis was joined by Richard Parker, a well-known antitrust litigator at O'Melveny & Myers who was recently hired by US Airways to serve as lead trial counsel. "The government got this one very wrong," Parker said. "Both companies are looking forward with confidence to their day in court."