Blawgletter has the Vague Notion that bankruptcy law dislikes some kinds of contract clauses. Take your ipso factos, which trigger some change in the contract's status simply because a party filed for bankruptcy relief. Don't laws that aim to treat creditors fairly tend to frown on such efforts to get a Leg Up as
Who Cares About Passengers? Not the News.
Blawgletter has lately started scanning news reports about the U.S. Justice Department Antitrust Division's bid to block the minnow-eats-whale merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines. Wowsers.
Let's start by saying we've found that the biz reporters have a not-very-good grasp of antitrust law. A terrible one in fact. They seem to think that whatever…
DOJ Sues to Stop U.S. AAirways Merger
On Aug. 12, the AAntitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice joined with the attorneys-general of six states and the District of Columbia to file a lawsuit to stop the merger of AMR, which owns American Airlines, into U.S. Airways. You can see the complaint here.
The filing took Blawgletter by surprise. Living in DFW, which…
Supreme Court of Texas Allows Med-Mal Case to Move Ahead; More Balance?
Does the new AA logo portend better things for AA customers?
Blawgletter lives near a huge hub for air travel — the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport — that one carrier, American Airlines, dominates.
As you likely know, AA's parent, AMR, filed for chapter 11 reorganization more than a year ago. The move struck us…