DOJ Moves To Block AmEx Case Consolidation In NY

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday urged a New York federal judge not to consolidate its antitrust suit against the merchant discount policies of American Express Co. with a related batch of private class actions, arguing that the government case must take precedence because of its implications for the public interest.

In its opposition to AmEx's bid to consolidate the actions, DOJ told the court that combining the suits would place the government plaintiffs and the public they represent at a considerable disadvantage while presenting...
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