Rinearson, Bartz in 'Pay News'
New York Partner Judith Rinearson and DC Partner Phil Bartz were quoted Feb. 19 in Pay News on a federal ruling that found the non-discrimination provisions included in American Express’ merchant contracts violate antitrust laws. The provisions, which prohibit merchants that accept American Express cards from telling customers they prefer to accept cards with lower fees, illegally stifle price competition between card networks, the court ruled. Click here to read the full article, “Judge Tosses Anti-Steering Rules, but Expert Says Door May Be Open for Appeal.”
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