Texas Retailers Target No-Surcharge Credit Card Law

Law360, Dallas (March 5, 2014, 7:12 PM EST) -- A group of small-business owners on Wednesday filed suit in Texas federal court seeking to enjoin a state law banning so-called swipe fees and surcharges for credit card users, saying the law is unconstitutionally vague and violates free speech rights.

Nine merchants and business owners, including a landscape and garden business, a computer networking company, a self storage facility and an event design and production company, say it's wrong for Texas to allow them to charge discounted prices to consumers who pay with cash or debit...
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