Magistrate Strikes 4 Complaints From Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 12:16 PM EDT) -- The defendant companies in the multidistrict litigation over motor fuel temperature sales practices — which include ConocoPhillips Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron USA Inc., BP Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — have won a bid to strike changes made to four amended complaints in the MDL, which a magistrate judge ruled were unauthorized.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. O'Hara of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on Monday granted the defendant companies' motion to strike portions of amended complaints in the four suits....
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