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May 20, 2024

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A federal judge in Boston ruled in favor of the US Justice Department, which sued to block the proposed merger of Spirit Airlines into JetBlue on anti-competitive grounds. US District Judge William Young said that the proposed merger "does violence to the core principle of antitrust law: to protect the United States' markets--and its market participants-- from anticompetitive harm."

A federal judge in Boston ruled in favor of the US Justice Department, which sued to block the proposed merger of Spirit Airlines into JetBlue on anti-competitive grounds. US District Judge William Young said that the proposed merger “does violence to the core principle of antitrust law: to protect the United States’ markets–and its market participants– from anticompetitive harm.”

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Ernest Arvai
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