Credit Card Plaintiffs Dealt Discovery Setback

Law360, New York (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A magistrate judge presiding over the antitrust litigation over credit card interchange fees has shot down the plaintiffs’ bids to bring a special master into the case and to expand discovery.

Judge James Orenstein’s ruling on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York was a nod to MasterCard Inc., Visa USA Inc. and the other defendants, which had strongly opposed the move to adopt certain privilege dispute procedures used in In re Vioxx Product Liability Litigation, which includes the appointment...
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