Class Cert. Denied In Boater's Blended Ethanol Suit

Law360, New York (December 1, 2009, 2:08 PM EST) -- A federal judge has denied certification to a proposed class of Florida boat owners in a suit that accuses the world's largest oil companies, including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron USA Inc., of failing to warn of the risks of using ethanol-blended gasoline.

Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida said in an order issued Nov. 25 that plaintiff Ken Terrell's proposed class of 680 boat owners in the state of Florida did not meet most of the...
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