Bondi meets with American Airlines CEO regarding airline merger

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Posted: Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:55 pm | Updated: 9:09 pm, Thu Feb 13, 2014.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says she had a productive face-to-face meeting with the head of American Airlines.

Bondi disclosed in a press release that she met Friday with Tom Horton, chairman and CEO of the company. A Bondi spokeswoman said she could not provide additional details.

In August, Florida joined with the U.S. Department of Justice to stop the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

Bondi said she was "hopeful" that the state could reach a "timely resolution" of the lawsuit. There have been news reports this week about a potential settlement in advance of the case going to trial later this month.

When the state first joined the lawsuit, Bondi called the merger "anti-competitive" and said the lawsuit could save consumers from increases in prices.

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