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Supreme Court to Hear American Express Antitrust Case

October 16, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear American Express Antitrust Case

The U.S. Supreme Court said Oct. 16 that it will hear an antitrust case examining American Express’s rules that bar merchants from encouraging customers to use one credit card over another, a practice known as "steering." The decision offers new hope to retailers who for years have argued that American Express’s merchant agreements violate antitrust laws and result in higher costs for consumers.

Judge Throws Out Amex Settlement With Merchants

August 5, 2015

Judge Throws Out Amex Settlement With Merchants

A federal judge rejected a settlement between American Express and merchants over credit card fees after discovering that the merchants' lawyer inappropriately communicated privileged details of the case with an attorney for MasterCard. The decision, which could have ripple effects for another settlement agreement between many of the same merchants and MasterCard and Visa, means that the merchants and Amex will have to renegotiate the deal or possibly go to trial.

AmEx Seeks Emergency Stay of Anti-Trust Order

June 1, 2015

AmEx Seeks Emergency Stay of Anti-Trust Order

American Express on May 26 filed an emergency request with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to pause an injunction that bars the company from prohibiting merchants from steering customers toward a particular card or payment method.

Top Retailers Rolling Out Mobile Payments, ACH Cards

October 15, 2012

Top Retailers Rolling Out Mobile Payments, ACH Cards

Two of the nation's largest retailers last week announced new payment technology options.