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NEW: Court Acts On Fed, Merchant Interchange Request
WASHINGTON (9/19/13, UPDATED 5:15 p.m. ET)--The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has moved quickly to approve the request for expedited action on the Federal Reserve Board's appeal in the case known as NACS v. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The motion was just filed today.
 
As background, the merchant plaintiffs and the defendant Federal Reserve Board had filed an emergency motion today asking the court of appeals for expedited action in the case.
 
Specifically, the merchants and Fed asked that the court to move quickly on the Fed's appeal that attempts to overturn a lower court ruling that the regulator's implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act debit card interchange fee was faulty and should be scrapped.
 
The calendar set by the court is as follows:
  • Brief for Federal Reserve 10/21/13;
  • Joint Brief for Amici in Support of Federal Reserve 10/21/13;
  • Joint Brief for Merchants 11/20/13;
  •  Brief(s) for Amici in Support of Merchants 11/20/13; and
  • Reply Brief for Federal Reserve 12/04/13.


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