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Avianca Airlines' No.2 shareholder files injunction to halt United deal

March 15 (Reuters) - A minority shareholder in Colombian airline Avianca filed a prelimiary injunction Wednesday seeking to halt a deal between the airline's controlling shareholder Synergy Group Corp and United Continental Holdings Inc.

The preliminary injunction request is tied to a lawsuit the shareholder Kingsland Holdings Ltd filed against Synergy in New York State Supreme Court late last month.

(Reporting by Dion Rabouin)