On Sept. 20, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon agreed to leave the interchange rules in place until the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit either upholds or reverses his ruling. This is an important ruling for credit unions as an interim rule by the Federal Reserve would have been difficult to comply with.
The following calendar was approved by the circuit court for the appeal:
Oct. 21 – Brief for Federal Reserve
Oct. 21 – Joint brief for amici in support of Federal Reserve
Nov. 20 – Brief(s) for amici in support of merchants
Nov. 21 – Joint brief for merchants
Dec. 4 – Reply brief for Federal Reserve
CUNA predicts oral arguments will take place in the spring of 2014, with a decision possible as early as the summer of 2014.