Marathon Escapes Kentucky's Gasoline Antitrust Suit

Law360 (June 1, 2020, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal court on Monday tossed a suit from the state attorney general accusing Marathon Petroleum of manipulating the market for reformulated gasoline after excluding the state's only expert witness.

U.S. District Judge David J. Hale issued an order granting Marathon's motion to exclude the testimony of Michael Sattinger, taking aim at the expert's view of the geographic market and his calculation of damages suffered. The methodology Sattinger employed, the judge said, renders his opinion "unreliable, irrelevant and inadmissible."

And since the testimony is the only support the state had for its view of the market, Kentucky can't show Marathon...

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