E-commerce merchant Mitch Goldstone filed the interchange antitrust lawsuit back in 2005.
Instant issue cards can generate higher card activation rates and more interchange revenue.
Some retailers appeal a settlement other retailers had reached with Visa, MasterCard and six major banks.
Last year's lawsuit against the Federal Reserve could be heard by the Supreme Court.
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Credit unions wondering if the courts would make them change their debit card programs can rest easy for now.
After the Fed's current interchange rule was upheld in court, plaintiff retailers say they may appeal to the Supreme Court.
After nine months of uncertainty regarding the minimum number of required debit networks and other details, the Fed's rule will not change.
A three-judge panel may wind up preserving the Fed's debit interchange regulation, which a lower court invalidated last year.
Counsel to retail plaintiffs explains that the Durbin Amendment precludes Fed from including fraud costs in the debit interchange cap.