Airlines seek info on DOJ lawsuit
US Airways Group and American Airlines parent AMR Corp. asked a federal court in Washington to force the U.S. Justice Department to disclose the identities of people it interviewed in the months before it filed a lawsuit seeking to block the airlines' proposed merger.
The government "investigated the challenged merger for many months before filing suit, interviewing third parties and gathering information they believe justifies their attempt to block the merger," the carriers said in a court filing Tuesday.
The Justice Department, which sued in August to stop the deal, has refused to turn over the identities of those it interviewed during its investigation. The airlines said they are seeking the names and "the factual information those witnesses disclosed." - Linda Loyd