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Judge to JetBlue: No Merger for You

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Judge to JetBlue: No Merger for You

January 22nd, 2024

22 min read

Issue Summary

And just like that, JetBlue’s plans are up in smoke. A federal judge last week ruled that no, JetBlue cannot buy its rival Spirit, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department that the deal would violate antitrust laws designed to protect consumers.

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