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United States Supreme Court Accepts Cert in American Express Antitrust Case

On September 26, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s ruling in favor of the United States Department of Justice which found that American Express violated antitrust laws through its anti-steering rules. The Second Circuit instructed the district court to render judgment in favor of American Express.

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US Department of Justice Wins Historic Antitrust Trial

In the past several years, a number of antitrust actions have been filed against American Express relating to its anti-steering rules, or “ASRs.” Plaintiffs in these actions have contended the ASRs are anti-competititve and have allowed American Express to artificially inflate the fees it charges to merchants. ASRs prevent merchants from using price and other

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NPR Wins $96 Million Jury Verdict in Patent Trial

After an 11 day trial, a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of NPR client Syntrix Biosystems Inc., finding that Illumina Inc. infringed, and induced others to infringe, a Syntrix patent dealing with DNA analysis.  The jury awarded damages in the amount proposed by NPR — $95,795,507, plus a 6% royalty. The story told

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Visa/Mastercard Interchange Fee Litigation Opt-Out Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for members of the Visa/Mastercard settlement class to opt out of the settlement is November 27, 2012. Nix Patterson & Roach, along with co-counsel, represent a broad consortium of almost one hundred large retailers  and merchants who have chosen to not participate in the class settlement and pursue their damages through individual litigation.

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