3 Classes Keep Certification In 'Sham' Fuel Fee Suit

Law360 (June 18, 2019, 4:46 PM EDT) -- An Illinois state appellate panel affirmed the certification of three nationwide classes on Monday in a lawsuit accusing a mechanical and automotive part cleaner of charging its contracting auto shops "sham" fuel surcharges for its services since 2005.

A unanimous three-judge panel upheld the trial court's certification of three classes in a suit against Evanston, Illinois-based Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. and its subsidiary. The court said “there is nothing inherently improper with certifying multiple classes.” Each class clearly identifies the people who would qualify as members, and although they may be members of more than one class, it is not redundant because each...

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