Touching down: The Tipline for 7 February 2020

Trial in the Department of Justice’s case against travel technology company Sabre’s purchase of Farelogix came to an end yesterday. Defence counsel did not let the DOJ coast into the gate, with Sabre’s counsel claiming the DOJ’s case benefits airlines over consumers. Judge Leonard Stark questioned each side for an hour after they made initial closing arguments, asking the DOJ about Supreme Court precedent in American Express and the two companies if he needed to predict the future of airline distribution to rule on the merger.

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