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Hausfeld Appointed Interim Class Counsel in In Re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Litigation

Related Lawyers: Michael D. Hausfeld, Scott Martin, Brian A. Ratner
Related Practice Areas: Antitrust / Competition

October 29, 2015 (Brooklyn, NY) — Today, a federal judge appointed Michael D. Hausfeld of Hausfeld as interim lead class counsel in In re American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation, No. 11-MD-2221 (NGG) (EDNY), with support from partners Scott Martin and Brian Ratner.

“You are an extremely experienced antitrust litigator,” Judge Garaufis told Michael Hausfeld. “I'm pleased that you are willing … to take this on.”

Plaintiffs in the consolidated action allege that American Express violated antitrust laws by imposing rules that limited merchant class members from steering their customers to other payment methods and requiring merchants that accept American Express cards to accept all American Express cards. 

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