High Court Spurns Midwest Towns’ Gas Price-Fixing Suit

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 4:12 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to revive claims from nearly two dozen Midwestern towns and cities that Exxon Mobil Corp., BP America Inc. and other energy giants conspired to fix natural gas rates through a report from a federally chartered advisory committee.

The justices declined a petition for a writ of certiorari from 23 towns and cities in Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi and Indiana asking the high court to weigh in on their allegations that Exxon, BP, Shell Oil Co. and ConocoPhillips Co. used a...
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