Assessing Whether Past Airline Merger Remedies Could Impact JetBlue-Spirit Merger

New York Law Journal

Karen M. Lent Kenneth B. Schwartz

Partners Karen Lent and Kenneth Schwartz discuss the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger that, earlier this year, the DOJ along with the attorneys general of Massachusetts, New York and the District of Columbia sued to block, asserting that the deal will result in anticompetitive effects. As JetBlue and Spirit continue to advance acquisition plans, Ms. Lent and Mr. Schwartz look at the positions of both sides as well as what the outcome of the forthcoming trial, set for this fall, could mean for merger settlement remedies.