Visa Fee Suit Can’t Be Altered To Skirt CAFA, 9th Circ. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (May 18, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday concluded in a split decision in an antitrust case over Visa Inc.’s card-swiping fees that once a suit has been removed to federal court, a proposed class can’t amend its complaint to maneuver around the Class Action Fairness Act and send it back to state court.

In a 2-1 ruling, the majority found that Broadway Grill Inc. couldn’t ship back to state court its proposed class action alleging Visa is violating California antitrust laws by placing fixed rates on merchants who...
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Case Information

Case Title

Broadway Grill, Inc. v. Visa Inc. et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


Phyllis J. Hamilton

Date Filed

July 18, 2016

Case Title

Broadway Grill, Inc. v. VISA Inc., et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

4190 Other Contract Actions

Date Filed

March 20, 2017

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