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Visa fails to persuade UK judge to rule out 'qualitative' evidence from card-fees trial

By Simon Zekaria
  • 24 Apr 2024 17:00
  • 24 Apr 2024 17:00
Visa failed to persuade a UK judge today to rule out "qualitative" evidence from an upcoming UK trial on whether losses that merchants incurred from inflated card fees were diluted through passing on overcharges.

"Umbrella" proceedings that gather lawsuits by a wide variety of merchants — including telecom operator Vodafone, grocer

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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