Retailers Face Long Road To MasterCard Swipe Fee Appeal

Law360, London (February 16, 2017, 11:11 PM GMT) -- A group of major U.K. retailers trying to overturn their loss in an antitrust swipe fee claim against MasterCard Inc. will have to embark on the longer process of going directly to London's Court of Appeal, after the trial judge refused Thursday to let them challenge his ruling.

Judge Andrew Popplewell said that the retailers’ call for permission to settle a point of conflict between his January ruling and the July decision reached by the Competition Appeal Tribunal in a suit between MasterCard and J. Sainsbury...
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