MasterCard Says EU Court Used Wrong Test In Fee Case

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT) -- MasterCard Inc. argued in an appeal published Saturday that a European Union court had used the wrong legal standard in backing the European Commission's 2007 decision to ban the credit card giant's interchange fees as anti-competitive.

In its latest appeal, lodged with the EU's highest court in early August, MasterCard accuses the EU's General Court of having used the wrong standard to decide whether the fees were "objectively necessary" to run its payment system when it rejected the company's initial appeal in May. The General Court...
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