SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Devine Goodman Rasco & Watts-FitzGerald LLP announce a first-of-its-kind federal class action lawsuit where two Florida retailers, acting on behalf of themselves and potentially millions of similar merchants, have sued the four largest U.S. credit card companies and some of the country’s biggest banks for conspiring to shift the responsibility for billions of dollars in fraudulent credit card charges away from those financial giants and onto the merchants. Attorneys representing the proposed class have established a website where merchants can learn more about the case and potentially join the action at chipcardlitigation.com.

The lawsuit, styled B&R Supermarket, Inc., et al. v. Visa, Inc., et al., Case Number 3:16-cv-01150-WHA, was filed on March 8, 2016, and is proceeding before United States District Court Judge William H. Alsup in the Northern District of California.