United Airlines' unsecured creditors
say some 30 aircraft providers overcharged the carrier $1.1 billion
-- and they want the providers to pay up.
United doesn't agree with the creditors. The request to a
Chicago federal judge who's overseeing the airline's mammoth
Chapter 11 reorganization came over the airline's objections. UAL
spokeswoman Jean Medina called the creditors' claims
The creditors, however, say the companies that provide aircraft
to United formed a sort of cartel, aimed at forcing the airline to
pay higher prices for the aircraft it flies.
An attorney for the providers wouldn't return reporters' phone