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Comment: American Airlines-JetBlue trial to test US government’s fight against consolidating partnerships

By Flavia Fortes and Serafina Smith
  • 26 Sep 2022 23:15
  • 26 Sep 2022 23:51
American Airlines and JetBlue’s antitrust trial set to start tomorrow will test the government’s ability to fight consolidation in concentrated industries when partnership and joint venture agreements are proposed, rather than full acquisitions.

The federal government and six states — Arizona, California, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia — along with the District

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Flavia Fortes

Global Head of Mergers

Flavia writes about merger control, antitrust enforcement and litigation in the U.S. and Brazil. Before joining MLex, Flavia worked as an Antitrust Consultant in the Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs and as a Research Fellow for the American Antitrust Institute. She has written on the intersection of antitrust law and intellectual property law in technology-driven and innovative markets.

Serafina Smith


Serafina Smith covers mergers and acquisitions for MLex from New York. Before becoming a journalist, Serafina was a paralegal supporting the United States Department of Justice, where she worked on foreign bribery and money laundering cases. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from Georgetown University.

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