July 7, 2014 – American Express will be in court to defend provisions within the company's merchant contracts that protect important Card Member rights at the point of sale. The U.S. Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit challenging those provisions four years ago. Frequently Asked Questions and timeline follows. MORE
October 21, 2010 -- The American Express Company third-quarter earnings conference call included a discussion of regulatory, legislative and legal changes affecting the payments industry. Text of the remarks by chairman and chief executive officer, Kenneth I. Chenault. MORE
October 8, 2010 -- In a Washington Post op-ed, American Express Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth I. Chenault outlines the reasons why the company believes that the recently announced U.S. Department of Justice's civil antitrust case "does nothing for consumers" and "will eventually lead to less competition, not more." MORE
October 4, 2010 -- American Express said the antitrust lawsuit filed today against the company is a significant retreat from previous Department of Justice efforts to promote competition in the payments industry. MORE
In January 2008 the European Union officially launched a major initiative to create the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). MORE
American Express believes that active engagement in the public policy arena is an important part of responsible corporate citizenship and is vital to the democratic process. MORE
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