Vodafone Swipe Fee Suit Transferred To Appeals Tribunal

By Lucia Osborne-Crowley (April 25, 2022, 11:40 AM BST) -- A court has ordered that almost 100 claims brought in London against Visa and MasterCard for overcharging companies on swipe fees be transferred to the Competition Appeal Tribunal to be decided with other similar cases against the payment merchants.

Judge Marcus Smith ruled at the High Court in an April 7 order, which has now been made public, that the 98 claims against Visa and MasterCard will be moved from the High Court to the Competition Appeal Tribunal.

The claims were brought by companies including Vodafone and oil giant BP PLC in a wave of cases against the card companies resulting...

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