Avis Budget Escapes Contract Action Over Gas Fees

Law360, New York (July 19, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT) -- Car rental giant Avis Budget Group Inc. has won the dismissal of a putative breach of contract class action claiming that it illegally charged customers for fuel even when rental cars were returned with a full tank of gas.

Judge James S. Gwin of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio threw out the case Wednesday, saying a contract agreed to by named plaintiff Michael Salling, who rented a car at the Cleveland airport, allowed the company to charge the fuel fee....
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