The multiple-party, multiple-year case over credit card interchange moved one step closer to resolution on Nov. 9 when the Honorable Judge John Gleeson granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement between retailers, payment networks and nine major card issuers.
Decision can still be appealed and National Retail Federation said it's considering that route.
Both sides of testy dispute issue statements ahead of New York hearing.
National ATM Council trade group objects that it's included in proposed settlement while it has its own case ongoing against card brands.
Two trade associations of retailers have filed briefs asking a judge to reject the proposed settlement of that suit.
New York federal judge sets Nov. 9 as hearing date for arguments for and against proposed card interchange settlement.
The Electronic Payments Coalition expects both sides of a proposed settlement on card interchange will file definitive settlement agreement on Friday.
A retail group which was not a party to the original anti-trust fight between retailers and major card brands and card issuers over credit card interchange said it is moving closer to taking legal action to try and block a settlement in that case.