The National Restaurant Association is joining opponents of a proposed $7.2 billion antitrust settlement between some merchants and Visa and MasterCard over credit card transaction fees. NRA’s main worry is that the settlement would bar all Visa- and MasterCard-accepting retailers from filing future lawsuits over interchange issues, regardless of whether they opt in or opt out of the settlement. “There is strong concern that the proposed settlement agreement will not achieve the litigation’s most critical goal—to fundamentally change a broken marketplace in which swipe fees are set,” says NRA CEO Dawn Sweeney. The group says the proposed deal neither instills transparency within the interchange system nor reduces costs for restaurants. The NRA joins other major industry groups and players such as Wal-Mart Stores, the National Retail Federation, and Starbucks in opposing the settlement. The Electronic Payments Coalition’s Trish Wexler notes the NRA participated in the settlement process and says it is now attempting to “go back for seconds. Instead of accepting the benefits of the settlement, these groups want even more, and will clearly never be satisfied.”