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Defective Medical Products

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Federal Chip Reader Class Action Lawsuit


According to CNN, a California federal judge declined to dismiss a federal class action lawsuit against American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa. The plaintiffs in the suit, four grocery stores in California, Florida, and New York, allege that the major credit card companies forced countless small businesses to adopt chip-readers for credit cards at their checkout counters. Many businesses would have preferred not to upgrade to these chip-readers due to the expense as well as the fact that many consumers find them confusing.   According to the plaintiffs, the major credit card companies conspired amongst themselves, trade groups, banks, and select retailers to design terms that penalize businesses who don’t use these chip-readers – Stores that don’t install chip readers are held responsible whenever someone swipes a stolen credit card.

Banks previously shouldered this burden, and the lawsuit alleges that these harsh terms result from collusion among the major credit card companies. The plaintiffs assert that, but for this collusion, any individual credit card company could have offered the plaintiffs better terms relating to use of their services. Thus, they claim, such collusion is an unfair trade practice that disrupts free market competition.

As evidence of the collusion, the plaintiff grocery store owners point toward the fact that Visa’s CEO admitted to analysts in 2014 that Visa met with fellow credit card companies, trade groups, banks, and retailers to “come up with a plan” relating to introduction of these chip-readers. This fact surprised U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who has a history of trying antitrust cases as a lawyer – he claims that it is rare for a CEO to admit something so incriminating in a suit of this nature.

Should the class of small businesses in this case be certified, lawyers on the case estimate that up to 8 million small businesses across the United States might participate in the suit. They further estimate that damages could reach as much as $6 billion, the collective cost of upgrading to the chip system.

The federal Sherman Act makes illegal any “contract…or conspiracy in restraint of trade or commerce”. If you or someone you know has knowledge of a corporation or other entity acting in ways that disrupt free trade, resulting in financial harm to businesses or individuals, please contact our office.

Defective & Dangerous Products

Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

The attorneys at Kershaw, Cook & Talley successfully represent consumers in lawsuits against manufacturers and companies involving defective products and product recalls. Our experienced trial attorneys recover thousands of dollars on behalf of injured individuals in cases involving defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, car defects and more.

Referring Attorneys

Best Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At times, attorneys require further expertise and resources, legally and financially, to resolve a legal matter. We have the team, capability and dedication to handle challenging cases. If you have a case exceeding your resources with respect to workforce or experience, consider contacting our firm. We welcome referrals from firms in Sacramento and throughout the United States.

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Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Kershaw, Cook & Talley

We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.

Personal Injury Attorneys, Personal Legal Service.

Kershaw, Cook & Talley is a Sacramento law firm founded on the principle of helping our clients through personalized legal services. With this philosophy, Kershaw, Cook & Talley has garnered a statewide and national reputation for providing outstanding legal representation and obtaining significant compensation for our clients.

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We understand personal injury cases are often emotionally and financially straining. Our team of top personal injury attorneys in Sacramento is committed to seeking justice for individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. At Kershaw, Cook & Talley, our experienced personal injury attorneys will hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.


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I couldn’t believe how personable they were and easy to contact.”

-S. Thomas

“Stuart helped me with a case involving a defective hip replacement. He was incredibly responsive to my calls and concerns and really kept me updated on what was going on in the litigation. Even though his office was not in my hometown, he actually flew out to meet with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the case and really helped me through a very difficult time.”

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