Interchange Fee Judge Briefly Owned Visa Stock

Law360, New York (May 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge in the multidistrict litigation over credit card interchange fees has revealed that he inadvertently owned Visa shares for 18 days but says he does not believe the matter is grounds to disqualify him.

Judge James Orenstein of the U.S. District of the Eastern District of New York, the presiding judge magistrate in the suit over credit card interchange fees, filed an order on Monday explaining that over the weekend he learned that his financial adviser had purchased a number of shares of Visa...
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