TRIAL TIMING: The government said Tuesday that it wants a March court date for its lawsuit aimed at blocking the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The airlines want a trial in November.
AIRLINES IN HURRY: The U.S. Justice Department and six states say that the airlines are rushing a complex case. The airlines say the government is being slow. They're anxious because the lawsuit is the last thing blocking their merger and American's emergence from bankruptcy protection.
HOLDING PATTERN: A federal judge could pick a trial date during a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C.