Fenwick Partner Tom Ensign Discusses Legal Challenges as DOT Considers Halting Airline Merger

Fenwick partner Tom Ensign spoke with The Deal about the Department of Transportation's (DOT) authority to halt the JetBlue-Spirit Airlines merger. Tom cautions that if the DOT independently challenges a domestic airline merger for the first time since 1989, it will likely face fierce legal challenges. DOT’s involvement in the merger is seen as departure from its usual role, potentially signaling a change in approach. The article highlights the complexities surrounding this involvement and the potential implications for the ongoing Department of Justice lawsuit to halt the airline transaction.

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