Carson Quoted in The New York Times on Continuing Antitrust Implications of Airline Mergers

Spirit Airlines Is on Shaky Footing After Judge Blocks JetBlue Deal
– The New York Times
Manatt Antitrust and Competition Partner Dylan Carson was quoted in The New York Times on the antitrust implications of Sprit Airlines’ blocked merger with JetBlue Airways. In the article, Carson noted that a low-cost carrier would likely have an easier time winning antitrust approval from the Department of Justice and other enforcers, compared to a larger airline. “That, I think, has the potential to secure the blessing of antitrust enforcers,” he said.

Carson was also quoted in another The New York Times article on the deal, where he commented on a potential dispute over the $470 million breakup fee—which was a key part of the original merger agreement.
The New York Times subscribers can read the full article here.


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