St. Louis Gas Stations Sue Over QuikTrip Price War

Law360, New York (December 1, 2011, 3:48 PM EST) -- A group of independently owned St. Louis gas stations sued QuikTrip Corp. on Wednesday, claiming the Midwest chain sold gasoline at unnaturally low prices to squash competitors and monopolize the local market.

In a suit filed in Missouri federal court, the Association of Independent Gas-Station Owners alleged QuikTrip began a price war with the intent to drive local St. Louis gas stations out of the market.

The scheme resulted in the independent owners sustaining more than $50 million in damages, according to the suit. 

“The predatory...
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