AmEx Spars With DOJ Over Changes To Anti-Steering Rules

Law360, New York (April 2, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice and American Express Co. continued to trade jabs Wednesday over a fix to anti-steering merchant rules a judge recently found to violate federal antitrust law, contending the opposing proposal is either too intrusive or too lax.

AmEx, which has offered a more limited set of remedies, said in its reply brief that the government has created artificial hurdles and suggested the company can’t be trusted to comply with the court’s order. The DOJ countered that AmEx’s proposal is incomplete, and falls...
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