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Visa and Kroger Settle Debit-Routing Lawsuit, but Partial Credit Card Boycott Continues

Jul 30, 2019

The Kroger Co. and Visa Inc. have settled a 2016 federal lawsuit in which Kroger alleged Visa interfered with its transaction-routing plans for EMV debit cards, Digital Transactions News has learned. In a separate dispute, however, the leading stand-alone supermarket chain is still boycotting Visa credit cards in some of its stores.

The lawsuit that Kroger filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati was dismissed July 24. Visa reported the settlement in a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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