Merchants Seek MasterCard, EU Settlement Info

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Merchants in a consolidated antitrust suit against major payment card companies over interchange fees have asked that defendant MasterCard International Inc. be required to produce all communications with the European Commission regarding a settlement of an EU regulatory action over the fees.

The plaintiff merchants filed a request on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York asking Judge James Orenstein to compel MasterCard to provide the communications over the settlement, in which MasterCard ultimately agreed to cut its fees on...
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