WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The US Supreme Court earlier this month dismissed two cases it had previously agreed to hear by Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. and several banks challenging allegations they violated antitrust laws by conspiring to set ATM fees.
“I'm delighted the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed Visa and MasterCard's appeal of our D.C. Circuit victory on the ground that certiorari was ’improvidently granted.’”
The case had been scheduled to be argued on December 7th.
The following is a statement issued by Jonathan Rubin, managing partner of the law firm Rubin PLLC and counsel to the National ATM Counsel and non-bank ATM operators:
“I'm delighted the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed Visa and MasterCard's appeal of our D.C. Circuit victory on the ground that certiorari was ’improvidently granted.’
“The victory was decisive and we had fantastic help from attorneys Tom Goldstein, who wrote a brilliant brief for the Court, and Dan Mogin, of the Mogin Law Firm, who recently joined the case as our co-counsel and whose experience and good judgment were tremendously helpful.
“The legal effect of the Supreme Court’s action is to put the case back before District Judge Leon as if the High Court had never granted certiorari review in the first place, and we expect to fight hard there and win.”
About Jonathan Rubin and Rubin PLLC
Rubin PLLC (www.rubinpllc.com) was founded in January 2011 in Washington D.C. by Jonathan L. Rubin, a trial attorney, economist, and internationally recognized expert in antitrust law. Rubin is an Advisory Board Member of the American Antitrust Institute and a member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.