In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation Assigned to: Chief Judge Margo K. Brodie Referred to: Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon Cause: 15:1 Antitrust Litigation

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Case Number:

1:05-md-01720

Court:

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit:

410 Anti-Trust

Multi Party Litigation:

Class Action, Multi-district Litigation

Judge:

Chief Judge Margo K. Brodie

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  1. June 28, 2021

    Retail Groups, Walmart Can Intervene In Swipe Fee MDL

    A New York federal judge ruled Monday that two retail trade groups and Walmart can intervene in multidistrict swipe fee litigation against Visa and Mastercard for the limited purpose of opposing certification of a mandatory class being sought by small retailers.

  2. February 22, 2021

    Visa Says IPOs Doom Retailers' Swipe Fee Suits

    Visa and Mastercard are trying to shovel their way out from under an avalanche of antitrust claims that accuse them of hiking up the fees merchants pay when customers use a credit card by convincing the court to ditch all accusations dated after the credit giants went public.

  3. March 05, 2020

    Swipe Fee MDL Website Down Due To Ransomware Attack

    The website for a multibillion-dollar swipe fee settlement with Visa, Mastercard and a group of banks is down due to a ransomware attack on legal services firm Epiq Global, counsel for the class has told a New York federal court.

  4. December 17, 2019

    Merchants' Attys Get Pared $537M Request In Swipe Fee MDL

    The legal team that helped merchants secure a multibillion-dollar swipe fee settlement with Visa, Mastercard and a group of banks scored $523 million on Monday for their work in the protracted litigation, representing a slight reduction from their original request.

  5. December 02, 2019

    Big Banks Can't Dodge Merchants' Swipe Fee Claims

    A New York federal judge has rejected Bank of America, Barclays and other big banks' effort to escape litigation over excessive swipe fees because she wasn't convinced they had withdrawn from the alleged conspiracy as they had claimed.

  6. October 30, 2019

    Verizon's Visa, Mastercard Swipe Fee Suit Meets Quick End

    Verizon has settled all claims in its two-week-old suit accusing Visa and Mastercard of hiking the fees that merchants pay when customers use credit cards and now wants the case dismissed, the telecom giant told a New York federal judge.

  7. August 15, 2019

    Merchants' Ex-Atty Fights For Piece Of $6B Swipe-Fee Deal

    An attorney who was kicked off the merchants' legal team in swipe-fee litigation against Visa, Mastercard and a handful of banks pressed a New York federal judge to let him back into the case Wednesday, as he insisted he's owed a portion of the $6 billion settlement.

  8. August 01, 2019

    Objectors Had No Role In $6B Swipe Fee Deal, Court Told

    Merchants who secured a multibillion-dollar swipe fee settlement with Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and a group of banks urged a New York federal judge Wednesday not to grant legal fees to objectors to the original deal, arguing that the objectors played no part in increasing the payment amount.

  9. July 23, 2019

    Swipe Fee Counsel Knocks Hotel Brands' Plan For $6B Deal

    The legal team that helped merchants secure a multibillion-dollar swipe fee settlement with Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and a group of banks told a New York federal judge that it doesn't think hotel brands planning to opt out of the deal should be able to make that decision for their franchisees as well.

  10. June 25, 2019

    Outside Personal Injury Firm Faces Swipe-Fee Deal Ejection

    A federal magistrate judge presiding over a $6.3 billion settlement with Visa, Mastercard and a group of banks over card swipe fees moved Tuesday to force a private injury lawyer to remove class member recruitment marketing language that the attorneys who negotiated the deal called "false and misleading."

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