Visa, MasterCard ATM Price-Fixing Actions To Be United

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 3:45 PM EST) -- A Washington federal judge said Wednesday that she intended to consolidate four class actions accusing Visa Inc. and MasterCard Worldwide of antitrust violations over restrictions placed on ATM access fees.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that all four cases allege that the two credit card behemoths “maintain an unlawful horizontal price fixing agreement“ that bars ATM operators from offering lower-than-standard prices for transactions that don’t involve Visa or MasterCard, in violation of the Sherman Act, according to the minute order.

“In light of the...
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Case Title

NATIONAL ATM COUNCIL, INC. et al v. VISA INC. et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01803

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Richard J. Leon

Date Filed

October 12, 2011


Case Title

BARTRON et al v. VISA INC. et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01831

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Richard J. Leon

Date Filed

October 17, 2011


Case Title

GENESE v. VISA INC. et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01838

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Amy Berman Jackson

Date Filed

October 18, 2011


Case Title

STOUMBOS v. VISA INC. et al


Case Number

1:11-cv-01882

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Richard J. Leon

Date Filed

October 24, 2011

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