Truck Biz Wants Price-Fix Suits Against Oil Cos. Linked

Law360 (May 28, 2020, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A trucking company accusing two oil-trading firms of fixing gas prices is asking a California federal judge to tie three more recently filed but similar suits to its own complaint, saying the proposed class actions belong together.

Pacific Wine Distributors Inc., which sued Vitol Inc., SK Energy Americas Inc. and SK Trading International Co. on May 6, succeeded earlier this month in relating four other proposed class actions to its case. On Wednesday, the distributor asked to tie in three more.

The putative class actions generally claim that the oil traders took advantage of millions of California drivers through a scheme...

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