TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 19, 2015

A federal judge today ruled that American Express’ rules for merchants violate antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reports. The case stems from a 2010 lawsuit in which the Justice Department contended that AmEx’s rules for merchants inhibit competition and drive fees higher for consumers. The government wasn’t seeking monetary damages in the case, but instead was trying to force AmEx to drop its restrictions.