Class Cert. Denied In NJ First Data Fees Row

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Wednesday denied certification to a proposed class of 24,000 merchants who alleged First Data Corp. charged them excessive hidden fees to lease credit card processing terminals, saying there wasn’t enough common evidence to support classwide claims.

U.S. District Judge William H. Walls said plaintiffs Rachel Eastman, Academic Software, Budget Windows, John Pierson and AIA Enterprises — which does business as Chesterfield Inn — failed to prove they were charged the same interest rates and purchase prices for credit card point-of-sale...
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