Retailers, Policy Orgs. Back Gov't In AmEx High Court Fight

By Adam Rhodes (December 14, 2017, 9:10 PM EST) -- A trove of retailers and public interest groups Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that upheld the legality of American Express' anti-steering provisions, which they said spells disaster for consumers and competition law alike.

Eight separate briefs were filed by groups including the American Antitrust Institute and the Open Markets Institute as well as retailers including Publix Super Markets Inc., Jack in the Box Inc. and Bally Total Fitness Corp. in support of states that sued AmEx, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. in 2010 over the anti-steering provisions they impose on merchants.

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