Thursday, April 15, 1999 | 10:48 a.m.
EAGAN, Minn. -- Northwest Airlines said Wednesday it was pleased with the dismissal of a 1997 lawsuit filed against the Minnesota carrier by Reno Air.
Reno Air, which briefly entered the Minneapolis-St. Paul market in 1993, filed suit in U.S. District Court in Nevada alleging that it was forced out of the market by Northwest's predatory pricing tactics.
The case had been inactive since early 1998, when the plaintiffs requested and received a stay in the proceedings. The stay, extended twice, expired March 15 and the court approved dismissal of the lawsuit over the weekend, Northwest said.
"The suit was without merit and we are glad the court and the parties will be spared from any additional expenses and time in so proving," said Peter Kenney, Northwest associate general counsel.