Judge rejects government's bid to block airline-data merger
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has suffered a defeat in its bid to block a merger of two companies that provide airline information to travel agents. A federal judge in Delaware ruled against the government in its lawsuit to stop Sabre Corp. from buying rival Farelogix for $360 million. U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Stark in Delaware ruled after an eight-day trial. The judge says the government failed to prove that the merger will substantially reduce competition in the business of airline ticket-selling technology. Texas-based Sabre says it's now waiting for a decision from antitrust regulators in the United Kingdom, who have expressed reservations about approving the deal.
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