A San Francisco district judge has denied a preliminary injunction brought by 49 individual plaintiffs who sued UAL claiming its UAL’s merger with Continental Airlines would reduce competition in the airline industry. Judge Richard Seeborg ruled that the “the plaintiffs have not demonstrated in any way that they themselves will suffer any specific harm” and even went so far to state that UAL and Continental presented a compelling case for a merger which would “bring stability to a turbulent and ailing industry and that, as a result of a combined United and Continental, consumers will benefit from passed on cost
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