American Airlines and US Airways prevailed upon the court for an earlier trial date than the March date requested by the Justice Department. U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly set a trial date of Nov. 25 for the antitrust suit against the proposed merger. In a joint statement, US Airways and American said, "We are confident in our case and eager to get to court. We are pleased the court has set a schedule that will enable us to resolve this litigation in a reasonable timeframe." A Sept. 30 meeting is set for lawyers for the airlines and the DOJ to talk over remaining issues.
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