La. Court Cuts Down Limits For Unfair Trade Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (April 26, 2010, 2:13 PM ET) -- The Supreme Court of Louisiana has ruled that persons that are neither business competitors nor consumers might still be able to bring unfair trade practices suits, though it dismissed a case brought by an oil services company against Shell Deepwater Production Inc. and Filco International Inc. over a lack of evidence.

The state Supreme Court said Friday that Cheramie Services Inc. and Attecia Cheramie were allowed to bring an action for damages against Shell and Filco pursuant to the Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection...
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