AMR’s arguments in favor of approving its plan to exit bankruptcy through a US Airways Group merger are “fairly persuasive,” a judge said, as the deal stalled in a U.S. antitrust lawsuit, Bloomberg reported. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane deferred a ruling on approval of the plan at a hearing in Manhattan, Bloomberg said.

AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, said last week in a court filing that waiting to resolve the government’s antitrust case would be “destabilizing,” Bloomberg previously reported. The two sides are set to go before U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly in Washington to argue over a schedule, with AMR and US Airways are seeking a November trial date and the government proposing waiting until March.

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Previously on abfjournal: AMR May Target JetBlue for Takeover, August 28, 2013