Global Payments Fights $135M Contract Breach Verdict

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Law360 (February 24, 2021, 7:54 PM EST) — Global Payments Direct Inc. urged the Georgia Court of Appeals on Wednesday to reverse a $135 million verdict against it and order a new trial in a contract breach case brought by another electronic payment processing company.

Global Payments, headquartered in Atlanta, said a Georgia state trial court was wrong to let a jury accept a Frontline Processing Corp. expert’s opinion that its value had diminished by about $109 million because of Global Payments’ efforts to end their business relationship.

The Montana-based Frontline solicited merchants for Global Payments for years but the companies’ relationship soured after both were sued in March…

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