American Airlines and US Airways have decided to not apppeal a court official's decision to not force the U.S. Department of Justice to reveal certain documents and third-party interviewee lists.
The two carriers issued this statement on Monday:
"After carefully reviewing our options, we have determined not to appeal the Special Master’s decision. We are confident in our legal position and our ability to win this case. We look forward to becoming the new American so that we can compete together and deliver the significant benefits of this merger to consumers and all of our stakeholders as soon as possible."
The airlines had asked the federal court to force the government to turn over documents related to the DOJ's analysis of previous mergers along with third-party interviews it conducted while considering the American-US Airways merger transaction.
An antitrust trial is set for November 25 with a decision expected in early January.