Antitrust Claims V. Wal-Mart, Circuit City Dismissed

Law360, New York (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has tossed federal class action claims filed against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Circuit City Stores Inc. alleging the retailers passed on the costs of excessive debit card fees to consumers.

U.S. District Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York dismissed the Tennessee consumers' Sherman Act claims on Monday for failure to state a claim. He also dismissed antitrust claims pursuant to laws of states other than Tennessee for lack of standing, and directed the parties to show by...
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