Merchants’ Subpoena For Apple Pay Documents Quashed In California Federal Court

Mealey's (May 4, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — In a May 3 minute order, a California federal magistrate judge granted Apple Inc.’s motion to quash a subpoena served on it by the merchant plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against credit card companies and issuing banks related to purportedly fixed intercharge fees (In re Payment Card Intercharge and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation, No. 3:16-mc-80069, N.D. Calif.).

In granting the motion, which Apple said was overbroad and unduly burdensome to it as a nonparty, U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the Northern...
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