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The Interchange Antitrust Settlement: An Initial Assessment

The proposed settlement of the long-festering case In Re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation holds the potential to help participants get back to business. But in setting new rules, it puts unpredictable market dynamics in play. Will the players -- or consumers -- manage to avoid injury? This is sure to be a long and complex game.