Here's some reading for you all.
I would say that this could serve as a message to US/UA as well. This suit was begun over two years ago, and is just now going to trial. I think that would also say that the US/UA merger could not be completed before 2001 like the proponents are trying to do. 2003 may be the earliest, provided that they can convince the DOJ that they're not destroying competition. Good luck!