Costco Gets Initial Nod For Class Deal In Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (September 22, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge on Thursday gave preliminary approval to an amended settlement class regarding defendant Costco Wholesale Corp. in a multidistrict litigation alleging deceptive retail practices for selling fuel at a specified price without adjusting for temperature.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil previously denied final approval to a settlement with Costco in April 2010, saying the proposed agreement did not provide adequate representation for all class members in the MDL, who are spread across 20 states.

The amended agreement splits the class into subclasses...
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