Fla., Calif. Retailers Fight No-Surcharge Credit Card Laws

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 7:00 PM EST) -- Small businesses in California and Florida filed challenges to state laws banning so-called swipe fees and surcharges for credit card users, alleging Wednesday that the laws violate consumers’ First Amendment rights and are unconstitutionally vague.

Three California and four Florida merchants filed suit against their respective states, saying anti-surcharge laws that permit the merchants to offer discounts to consumers paying with cash or debit cards but prohibit the merchants from telling credit card-paying customers that they’re incurring a surcharge, unlawfully prohibits speech and fails to provide...
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Case Title

DANA'S RAILROAD SUPPLY et al v. BONDI


Case Number

1:14-cv-00025

Court

Florida Northern

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)

Judge

JUDGE RICHARD SMOAK

Date Filed

March 5, 2014


Case Title

Italian Colors Restaurant, et al. v. Harris


Case Number

2:14-cv-00604

Court

California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute

Judge

Morrison C. England, Jr

Date Filed

March 4, 2014

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