WilmerHale Meetings Not Part Of Conspiracy, AmEx Says

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT) -- American Express Co. told a judge Tuesday that class antitrust claims that it conspired with other card issuers to impose arbitration clauses on its cardholders by participating in educational meetings led by WilmerHale made no sense because the firm "would be signing its own death warrant if it were ... to become the epicenter" of such a conspiracy.

The plaintiffs have no evidence to support allegations that AmEx had plotted with Citigroup Inc., Discover Bank and others to work arbitration clauses into their agreements with cardholders,...
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