Motor Fuel MDL Plaintiffs Can't Add To Suit: Judge

Law360, New York (September 2, 2009, 1:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has upheld a magistrate's ruling limiting what changes can be made to the consolidated complaint in multidistrict litigation pitting consumers in more than 20 states against companies accused of deceptive retail practices when selling motor fuel at a specified price without adjusting for temperature.

Judge Kathryn H. Vratil's ruling, issued Sept. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, said that, with fact discovery set to close in January 2010 in the Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices litigation, allowing the...
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