Posted August 15, 2017

ASTA, Travel Tech, Others Back Sabre's Bid For US Airways Appeal

The American Society of Travel Agents, Travel Technology Association, Travelers United and two economists are backing Sabre's appeal of the judgment in the US Airways antitrust case. Read More »
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Posted October 10, 2016

Sabre Tries To Halt US Airways Trial, Citing DOJ-Amex Decision

With mere weeks to go before trial, Sabre has asked a federal court to toss remaining antitrust claims US Airways has pursued against the global distribution system operator. In an effort to head off proceedings set to begin Oct. 24, Sabre argued that a recent U.S. appeals court decision in favor of American Express "obviates" the need for trial. Read More »
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Posted December 15, 2014

Sabre's Klein: DOJ Probe Into GDSs 'Dormant' But Not Closed

A years-long U.S. Department of Justice probe into global distribution systems is "dormant," Sabre CEO Tom Klein said this month during a Nasdaq investor conference in London, but added that "it's not a closed file." Read More »
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Posted October 29, 2014

DOJ Depicts Aggressive Amex Actions In Dealing With T&E Merchants

Travel suppliers want to minimize their distribution costs, and accepting credit cards is a significant one. American Express is driven by the opposing objective of getting merchants to accept its cards and maximize transaction revenue. When those goals collide, Amex gets aggressive—and often gets its way. Read More »
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Posted October 13, 2014

Amex To DOJ: We're Too Small To Exert Antitrust Market Power

American Express counsel last week in closing arguments worked to dismantle the antitrust case waged by the U.S. Department of Justice, painting the suit as DOJ overreach, claiming the government cannot show real harm stemming from its practices and noting that it's just too small to impose its will in a way that runs afoul of antitrust laws. Read More »
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Posted June 9, 2014

Amex, Feds Submit Witness Lists Ahead Of Scheduled July Trial

American Express and the U.S. Department of Justice are gearing up for a July 7 trial date, which will see the former defend allegations that it violated federal antitrust laws. Read More »
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Posted May 12, 2014

Trial Nearing, DOJ Card Suit Spotlights Amex Travel Merchant 'Discrimination'

A years-pending antitrust lawsuit filed against American Express by the U.S. Department of Justice is bound for trial in the coming months after a judge last week denied motions filed by the payment firm. Read More »
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Posted November 12, 2012

AA Agrees To Withdraw DOJ Complaints Against Sabre

As part of an out-of-court settlement reached last month, American Airlines agreed to withdraw the antitrust complaints against Sabre that it had lodged with the U.S. Justice Department. Read More »
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Posted May 24, 2011

DOJ Probe Into GDSs Could Last Months

The three major global distribution system operators and several airlines confirmed that they received from the Justice Department requests for information regarding DOJ's antitrust probe of GDS competition. Read More »
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Posted October 25, 2010 - Lombard, IL

Amex Vows To Fight DOJ Antitrust Suit, Questions Economic Benefits Of Steering

American Express Company chairman and CEO Kenneth Chenault vowed to fight the U.S. Department of Justice antitrust lawsuit over merchant card fees and policies. Read More »
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