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April 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Payment Processing Contracts

A variety of important provisions in contracts for payment services are being significantly impacted by COVID-19. If you are concerned about a party’s ability to meet the obligations of an agreement – your own or the other side’s — it is important to evaluate those terms and conditions carefully to determine if and how the …

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February 7, 2020 | Jaffe Law

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Goes into Effect

As of January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is now in effect. As we explained here, the CCPA imposes requirements on merchants and payment processors to protect personal information of California residents. Enforcement of the law does not begin until July 1, 2020, which is good because the regulations interpreting the law …

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January 16, 2020 | Jaffe Law

Merchant Found Not Liable for Data Breach Assessments

A federal court’s interpretation of a merchant contract resulted in the merchant not being liable for card brand security breach assessments. It may be worthwhile to examine and revise your merchant agreement in light of that ruling. In Specs v. First Data, decided June 2019, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled …

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January 15, 2020 | Jaffe Law

Oklahoma AG: Surcharges OK

Recent opinion provides welcome clarity on Oklahoma’s position on surcharge ban enforceability, relating to electronic payment processing By Nicole Meisner and Daniel Ungar, Attorneys, Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss Judicial developments surrounding the legality of credit card surcharging have made keeping up with the latest news on this issue a challenge. Currently, there are several …

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