A lawsuit is moving forward over those credit card chip readers you see at some stores.
A judge is allowing small businesses to sue major credit card companies for forcing them to use the chip readers.
Businesses say the machines are expensive and don’t fully protect them from fraud.
They also accuse credit card companies of penalizing them if they don’t upgrade.
The lawsuit at this point is not a class action.
But if class action status is granted, eight million small businesses could make this a six-billion dollar case.