NEW YORK May 7 A lawsuit brought by the U.S.
Justice Department and several states against American Express
Co over the credit card company's rules can move forward
to trial, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday.
The lawsuit, filed in 2010, charged that American Express'
rules prevent merchants from offering discounts and incentives
to consumers to use less expensive forms of payment.
In a written ruling, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis
of Brooklyn ruled that "genuine issues of material fact remain
(Reporting by Andrew Longstreth; Editing by Jan Paschal)