Judge Torches Bankrupt Fuel Co.'s Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 1:35 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed antitrust claims brought by bankrupt Willow Creek Fuels Inc. in a $25 million lawsuit accusing a former supplier of breaking distribution contracts, merging with a Willow Creek rival, then targeting the company's clients.

Judge C. Darnell Jones II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday that Fleetwood Pa.-based Willow Creek had failed to allege that Buckeye Energy Holdings LLC and Farm & Home Oil Co. had any communications about the terminated contracts prior to Buckeye's...
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