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Department of Justice Trial

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



Ken Chenault: Card Industry Regulation

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


Ken Chenault: Justice Department's Lawsuit is a Bad Deal for Consumers

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

American Express Challenges Government Lawsuit

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

Single Euro Payments Area

In January 2008 the European Union officially launched a major initiative to create the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).  MORE

American Express Company Political Activity

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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