The statements made in this section reflect MasterCard Worldwide's position with respect to the U.S. merchant interchange litigation. These statements do not necessarily represent the position of any court or of any other party to these lawsuits. In forming their opinions on these suits, interested parties should read all available materials, including the court documents, which are publicly available free of charge by written request to the respective court at:


In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, MDL Docket No. 1720 (Master File No. 1:05 md-1720-JG-JO). Pending in Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, New York. Judge is the Honorable John Gleeson; Magistrate Judge James Orenstein.

U.S. Merchant Interchange Lawsuit

Profitable Perspectives
Advancing Commerce Through Innovation
(Presentation from Card Forum, April 21, 2009)

Joshua Peirez
Group Executive
Innovative Platforms
MasterCard Worldwide

Benefits of Open Payment Systems and the Role of Interchange