Battle Heats Up Over Massive Payment-Card Antitrust Settlement

Battle Heats Up Over Massive Payment-Card Antitrust Settlement

NEW YORK — A group of retailers that withdrew from a proposed antitrust settlement with Visa and MasterCard have filed a new suit against the payment-card companies, and have been joined by several states and local municipalities in their opposition to the card companies’ interchange-fee-setting practices.

Meanwhile, the card companies themselves and their card-issuing bank partners asked the judge in the case to rule that their actions surrounding the setti

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