Teleconference – Managing Principal Rebecca Kirk Fair Joins ABA Panel on Surcharging
Event:Legal Challenges to State Laws Prohibiting Surcharges on Credit Card Transactions: Implications for the Industry
Date:July 14, 2016
Host:Insurance and Financial Services Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section
Times:9:00–10:00 a.m. (PST) / 12:00–1:00 p.m. (EST)
Managing Principal Rebecca Kirk Fair joins a panel discussion that will explore emerging state laws related to surcharging, including the legality and competitive implications of limiting the ability of merchants to impose surcharges on credit card transactions. Laws of this kind have been passed in a number of states, prompting a series of constitutional challenges by merchants. Ms. Kirk Fair will address the difference between discounts and surcharges from both a traditional economist's and behavioral economist's perspective.
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