Sorry - the report on that page is not, in fact, about the interchange fees matter, but about another case. My apologies. However the email address of the OCCP is at the foot of the page, and I still think that writing to the OCCP about the case in which you are interested is definitely the way to go. Ron Begin forwarded message: > From: Ronald Huttner <[log in to unmask]> > Date: 23 December 2008 1:51:23 AM > To: [log in to unmask] > Subject: [Int-Law] Fwd: [Int-Law] Fwd: [Int-Law] Help finding case > Reply-To: "International Law Librarians List (Int-Law)" <[log in to unmask] > > > > Why not simply write to the Office Of Competition And Consumer > Protection in Warsaw. > It has a report of the case, plus its email address, at http://www.uokik.gov.pl/en/press_office/press_releases/art136.html > Good Luck > Nazdrowie ! > Ron > > > Begin forwarded message: > >> From: Ronald Huttner <[log in to unmask]> >> Date: 23 December 2008 1:45:33 AM >> To: [log in to unmask] >> Subject: [Int-Law] Fwd: [Int-Law] Help finding case >> Reply-To: "International Law Librarians List (Int-Law)" <[log in to unmask] >> > >> >> Alistair, >> I have not yet found that 14 November 2008 judgment, but have >> found the following links relating to the issue with which the >> Appeals Court was dealing. >> Some of them may assist you in eventually locating that judgment:- >> >> >> 1. EU: Europeans 'ripped off' by too high banking, card costs - >> International Herald Tribune >> Her report did not name companies who may be overcharging but >> regulators have already accused MasterCard Inc. of restrictive >> business practices and said Austrian, Finnish... >> [www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/01/31/business/EU-FIN-EU-Retail-Banking-Antitrust.php >> ] >> >> 2. Payment cards in Poland 2007 : Market Research Report >> Entry into the EU has contributed to Poland's increased GDP growth >> rate >> The role of foreign players in Poland's banking sector has been... >> [www.marketresearch.com/map/prod/1457660.html] >> >> 3. ATMIA Post May 2007 >> The payment cards industry is very large and is associated with >> consumer purchases with a value of EUR 1,350billion each year. >> These payments generate an... >> [www.atmia.com/newsletters/may07/eu_monitoring_report.html] >> >> 4. Eurocommerce - Poland leads the way by abolishing interchange >> fees for cards >> Brussels, 8 January 2007 - The Polish Antimonopoly Office (UOKIK) >> took a decision against the highly controversial Multilateral >> Interchange Fee (MIF) on 4 January 2007. It... >> [www.eurocommerce.be/content.aspx?PageId=40729] >> >> 5. UOKiK accepts retailers’ argument - Polish Market News >> Grocery wholesale in Poland 2008 Market analysis and development >> forecasts for 2009-2011 >> Grocery retail in Poland 2008 Market analysis and development >> forecasts for 2009... >> [www.polishmarket.com/next.php?id=45111] >> >> 6. Curriculum vitae Robert Gago >> Robert Gago is a senior associate in Lovells' Warsaw Office heading >> its competition law team. He is a member of the Warsaw Bar of >> Legal... >> [www.concurrences.com/cv.php3?id_auteur=195&lang=en] >> >> 7. RBA: Issues for the 2007/08 Review May 2007-List of tables >> Credit cards Weighted-average interchange fee in both the >> MasterCard and Visa schemes must not exceed 0.50 per cent of the >> value of transactions. >> Scheme... >> [www.rba.gov.au/PaymentsSystem/Reforms/RevCardPaySys/Issues20072008Review/list_of_tables.html >> ] >> >> 8. :: Stop Unfair Card Fees - Poland :: >> In January 2007 the banks behind Poland’s Visa and MasterCard >> interchange fee scheme were found to be flouting Poland’s >> competition laws. The Polish... >> [www.stopunfaircardfees.eu/index.php?page=poland] >> >> 9. RETAIL BANKING RESEARCH STUDY: The future for PoS interchange >> fees - The Banker >> RETAIL BANKING RESEARCH STUDY: The future for PoS interchange fees >> - The Banker >> RBR study investigates landscape of PoS interchange fees; Celent >> report identifies concerns about... >> [www.thebanker.com/news/fullstory.php/aid/5840/RETAIL_BANKING_RESEARCH_STUDY:_The_future_for_PoS_interchange_fees.html >> ] >> >> 10. Linkdump on Payments: Polish competition authority bans >> interchange fees >> Interesting topic, those interchange fees. The Polish competition >> authority decided to fine some 20 polish banks for using it, at >> least for not demonstrating that... >> [linkdumponpayments.blogspot.com/2007/01/polish-competition- >> authority-bans.html] >> >> 11. McLane Company, Inc. >> The EC ruling stated that “multilateral interchange-fee agreements, >> such as MasterCard’s, inflate the cost of card acceptance by >> retailers.” Consumers, it said, were... >> [www.mclaneco.com/wps/portal/!ut/p/c0/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os_jQUBNjb08TIwP_kCBjA6MQI6dQTwsjIwN3c_2CbEdFAMaPKIs!/?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/WebContent/mclaneco/press+room/industry+news+archive/interchange+a+global+fight >> ] >> >> 12. FMI NEWS RELEASE >> FMI: EU Ruling to Abolish MasterCard Interchange Fees an Early >> Christmas Present for Consumers; Ruling Supports Antitrust >> Investigations in the U.S. >> The fees in... >> [www.fmi.org/news_releases/index.cfm?fuseaction=mediatext&id=912] >> >> 13. FT.com / Europe - Brussels targets 'rip off' credit card fees >> Ms Kroes took aim in particular at credit card interchange fees - >> charges that are paid between the banks servicing retailers and the >> banks issuing cards... >> [www.ft.com/cms/s/d2a97b40-b198-11db-b901-0000779e2340,dwp_uuid=70662e7c-3027-11da-ba9f-00000e2511c8,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2Fd2a97b40-b198-11db-b901-0000779e2340%2Cdwp_uuid%3D70662e7c-3027-11da-ba9f-00000e2511c8.html%3Fnclick_check%3D1&_i_referer=&nclick_check=1 >> ] >> >> 14. Former FTC Chair Defends Card Industry in House Testimony - >> Bank Systems & Technology >> Merchants seek transparency and competition in interchange rates – >> or is it just a payoff they’re seeking? >> At stake is over $30 billion in interchange... >> [www.banktech.com/rdelivery/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=180205663] >> >> 15. Retailers Push For Legislation Against Interchange Fees - >> BankNet360.com >> Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Denmark Finland France >> Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland >> Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden >> Switzerland... >> [www.banknet360.com/news/NewsAbstract.do?na_id=8547] >> >> 16. Rapid - Communiques de presse - EUROPA >> Two interim reports were published during the sector inquiry, both >> of which received extensive and detailed feedback. The Commission >> is grateful to all respondents for... >> [europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/ >> 07/40&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=fr] >> >> 17. No change for interchange >> Red faces at the Polish Competition Authority after the European >> Commission backed down on threats to outlaw credit card interchange >> fees on retail transactions. ( EC... >> [www.finextra.com/community/fullblog.aspx?id=36] >> >> 18. Debit Cards Cash In On Rewards Riches >> T AMPA - This summer, Jeff Bridges and his wife and daughter will >> fly to Poland - first class, no less - for a European vacation by >> paying... >> [www2.tbo.com/content/2008/feb/15/bz-debit-cards-cash-in-on-rewards- >> riches/] >> >> 19. EurActiv.com - EU backs bank fee rise to boost euro payment >> area | EU - European Information on Financial Services >> The European Commission will allow banks to temporarily charge more >> for certain financial transactions to encourage them to invest in a >> smooth transition to the... >> [www.euractiv.com/en/financial-services/eu-backs-bank-fee-rise-boost-euro-payment-area/article-175126 >> ] >> >> 20. Bloomberg.com: U.S. >> Merchants argue that interchange fees -- paid between banks on each >> card transaction -- inflate prices for shoppers by as much as 13.5 >> billion euros ($19.4 billion... >> [www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a7RCg6MMvq0E&refer=us] >> >> 21. Retail Banking Research - Off-Site ATMs Europe - Third Edition >> Countries covered: Austria • Belgium • Bulgaria • Croatia • Czech >> Republic • Denmark • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • Hungary >> • Ireland • Italy • Netherlands • Norway • Poland • Portugal • >> Romania • Russia • Slovakia • Slovenia • Spain... >> [www.rbrlondon.com/reports/oseurope] >> >> 22. YouTube - Poland banks interchange fees >> poland interchange 1 interchange 3 interchange book poland band >> poland bars banks interview interchange english >> A freeze-frame video of the Interstate 290/88 interchange... >> [www.youtube.com/results?num=40&ie=UTF-8&q=Poland+banks+interchange+fees&um=1&sa=N&tab=w1 >> ] >> >> 23. business credit card >> Under the current system, the retailer's bank pays the card >> issuer's bank an interchange fee -- a percentage of each purchase >> -- to process card... >> [www.business-foreclosure.com/business_credit_card.htm] >> >> 24. GAO-08-558, Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking >> Actions to Limit Their Interchange Fees, but Additional Revenue >> Collection Cost Savings May Exist >> This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-08-558 >> entitled 'Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking >> Actions to Limit... >> [www.gao.gov/htext/d08558.html] >> >> 25. WayTooHigh.com - The Credit Card Interchange Report >> It is also unclear whether the new, non-bank affiliated directors >> will be involved with voting on future merchant interchange rates. >> If the “ independent ” board... >> [waytoohigh.wordpress.com/2006/04/] >> >> 26. European Commission Rules MasterCard's Interchange Fees Are >> Illegal >> In December, the European Commission antitrust authority, the >> Directorate General Competition, r uled that MasterCard's >> interchange fees are illegal . (I realize it is now... >> [www.uslaw.com/library/Bankruptcy/European_Commission_Rules_MasterCards_Interchange_Fees_Illegal.php?item=12731 >> ] >> >> 27. FT.com / Europe / Brussels - Brussels to launch attack on bank >> fees >> Retail banks and credit card companies in the European Union will >> face sharp criticism from the region’s top antitrust regulator on >> Wednesday, following an... >> [www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a2d202f8-afbc-11db-94ab-0000779e2340.html] >> >> 28. Office of Competition and Consumer Protection >> Most of us don’t realize that banks collect a commission on each >> card transaction at a shop – the so-called interchange fee. In >> Poland... >> [www.uokik.gov.pl/en/press_office/press_releases/art72.html] >> >> >> Ron Huttner LL.B (Hons) >> (Retired) Barrister, Solicitor, Law Lecturer and Legal Researcher >> Melbourne >> Victoria >> Australia >> >> >> Begin forwarded message: >> >>> From: Ronald Huttner <[log in to unmask]> >>> Date: 23 December 2008 1:16:34 AM >>> To: "International Law Librarians List (Int-Law)" <[log in to unmask] >>> > >>> Subject: Re: [Int-Law] Help finding case >>> >>> Sorry folks. >>> I had too much Christmas cheer today and got some postings all >>> mixed up !! >>> Mea maxima culpa. >>> Ron Huttner >>> (P.S. By a strange coincidence I do, in fact have Polish blood. >>> Both my parents were born in Poland !) >>> >>> On 22/12/2008, at 8:42 PM, GM Beresford Hartwell wrote: >>> >>>> Am I even less compos mentis than usual, or is the logical >>>> connection between Poland and the Australian Capital Territory >>>> unclear? >>>> With kind regards >>>> >>>> Geoffrey Hartwell. >>>> >>>> >>>> From: International Law Librarians List (Int-Law) [mailto:[log in to unmask] >>>> ] On Behalf Of Ronald Huttner >>>> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 4:45 AM >>>> To: [log in to unmask] >>>> Subject: Re: [Int-Law] Help finding case >>>> >>>> The following is what I sent a number of persons in the USA on >>>> the Law-Lib List:- >>>> >>>>> "I suspect that it is no more than a procedural (i.e. >>>>> interlocutory) ruling on what we call "substituted service" and >>>>> is not going to be reported. After all, the law relating to >>>>> substituted service is pretty clear and established. Courts can >>>>> direct ANY mode of service of court documents that they believe >>>>> will result in the documents coming to the party's notice. It >>>>> can be by advertisement, newspaper, telegram, service on another >>>>> person in contact with party, etc etc. There is really nothing >>>>> startling at all about the fact that the Judge permitted service >>>>> by Facebook. It's only getting a lot of publicity because it's >>>>> the first such case. But I'd be very surprised indeed if the >>>>> case actually laid down any new legal principles. Merely a new >>>>> application of well-established principles. If it is not yet >>>>> available on the ACT Supreme Court database in AustLII, then I >>>>> suspect it is not available anywhere. It may not even be a >>>>> published decision. >>>> >>>> >>>> On 22/12/2008, at 3:05 PM, Jenkin, Alistair ARJ wrote: >>>> >>>>> Hello – I’m wondering if anyone can help me with a copy of a >>>>> judgment from Poland's Appeals Court for Competition and >>>>> Consumer Protection from 14 November 2008. The court ruled that >>>>> 20 banks did not form an illegal agreement to fix the levels of >>>>> interchange fees. >>>>> Regards >>>>> Alistair Jenkin >>>>> Alistair Jenkin Information Services Manager >>>>> BELL GULLY >>>>> >>>>> DDI +64 4 915 6803 MOB +64 21 660 871 >>>>> HP Tower, 171 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand >>>>> _____________________________________________________ >>>>> >>>>> This email, including attachments, may contain information which >>>>> is confidential or subject to legal privilege or copyright. If >>>>> you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately >>>>> and then delete this email from your system. Email >>>>> communications are not secure and are not guaranteed by Bell >>>>> Gully to be free of unauthorised interference, error or virus. >>>>> Anyone who communicates with us by email is taken to accept this >>>>> risk. >>>>> Anything in this email which does not relate to the official >>>>> business of Bell Gully is neither given nor endorsed by Bell >>>>> Gully. >>>>> Please refer to www.bellgully.com for more information or to >>>>> view our standard terms of engagement. >>>>> >>>>> [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and >>>>> replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] >>>>> **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of >>>>> the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of >>>>> CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. >>>> >>>> [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and >>>> replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] >>>> **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of >>>> the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of >>>> CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. >>>> [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and >>>> replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] >>>> **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of >>>> the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of >>>> CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. >>> >> >> [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and >> replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] >> **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the >> authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its >> staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. > > [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and > replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] > **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the > authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its > staff, or CIESIN's sponsors. [log in to unmask]: Use this address for postings and replies - Email text body 'SIGNOFF int-law' to: [log in to unmask] **DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed on this list are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CIESIN, its staff, or CIESIN's sponsors.