Canadian Merchant Seeks Docs From US MasterCard, Visa Case

Law360, New York (November 20, 2012, 7:49 PM EST) -- The lead plaintiff in a Canadian antitrust case accusing Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and Canadian banks of conspiring to set merchant fee rates asked a New York federal court Monday for unfettered access to the docket in the U.S. multidistrict litigation that recently settled for $7.25 billion.

Mary Watson, a Vancouver furniture-store owner, asked the New York court to modify a protective order in the U.S. case that keeps some of its case filings sealed. Gaining access to the files would reduce the need for her...
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