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Judge Slaps Down Retail Groups Over Swipe-Fee Websites

| American Banker

A federal judge ordered retail trade groups Thursday to make changes to websites that seek to persuade merchants to oppose a proposed settlement over credit card swipe fees.

U.S. District Judge John Gleeson ruled that the websites present a biased view of the facts and, in turn, may have caused some retailers to oppose the settlement. During a hearing in Brooklyn, New York, Gleeson gave the parties a week to make changes to the sites.

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