A US federal bankruptcy judge has declined to rule on whether to approve American Airlines’ plan to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the lawsuit filed earlier in the week by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) that seeks to prevent American’s planned merger with US Airways. The merger is the central component of American parent AMR Corp.’s plan to emerge from Chapter 11, which the company entered in November 2011. Before DOJ unexpectedly moved this ...

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