A trial date of Feb. 8, 2000, has been set in the Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard.

Judge Barbara S. Jones of U.S. District Court in Manhattan assigned the date Friday. It is three and a half months later than the original date- Oct. 29, 1999-specified for the trial by Judge Milton Pollack, who removed himself from the case last month for conflict-of-interest reasons.

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