Orlando Sentinel: State Can’t Ban Credit-Card Surcharges, Court Rules

TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has struck down a Florida law that bars businesses from imposing a surcharge on customers who pay with credit cards.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision Wednesday, sided with four small businesses that faced potential prosecution for telling customers they would face additional costs for using credit cards.

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