Retailers displeased with U.S. District Court Judge JohnGleeson's adjudicated settlement of litigation surrounding credit cardinterchange appealed his decision last week.

Gleeson approved a negotiated settlement between retailers anddefendants Visa, MasterCard and six major banks. Lawyersrepresenting 13 individual retailers and six trade associationsranging from convenience stores to restaurants announced a $7.25billion proposed settlement in 2013.

The National Retail Federation, which had not been party to theoriginal suit, announced its intent to appeal the settlement in January.Monday's filing follows up the announcement. The Retail IndustryLeaders Association joined in the filing.

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