US Airways vs Sabre


A federal jury in the Southern District of New York found that global distribution system Sabre violated the Sherman Antitrust Act in a 2011 contract with O’Melveny client US Airways, which merged with American Airlines in 2013.

The jury awarded US$5.1 million in damages, which by law will be trebled.

US Airways Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. The Company, led by William Douglas Parker, Thomas K. MacGillivray, Stephen L. Johnson, Brad Jensen and Elise R. Eberwein, is based in Tempe (AZ).

The O’Melveny team was led by partners Chuck Diamond (Picture), Andrew Frackman, Edward Moss, and Katrina Robson.

Involved fees earner: Chuck Diamond – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Andrew Frackman – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Edward Moss – O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Katrina Robson – O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Law Firms: O’Melveny & Myers LLP;

Clients: US Airways;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti