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Merchants accept Supreme Court stipulation on New York surcharging

Jan 10, 2019 - American Banker

The number of states not allowing surcharging on credit card purchases continues to dwindle, as New York now gives merchants the option to charge fees as long as they make the costs clear to consumers.

The move stems from a case, Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, which moved through the New York court system the past six years all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where merchant plaintiffs and the state of New York filed motions on Tuesday to dismiss the merchants' challenge.

That agreement opens the door for merchants to surcharge, with the stipulation that they clearly show in dollars and cents what the costs will be, rather than forcing consumers to tabulate the percentage increase themselves...