11th Circ. Nixes Action Over Katrina Gas Price-Gouging

Law360, New York (January 29, 2010, 1:31 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action brought by Georgia dry cleaners accusing Infinite Energy Inc. of overcharging for natural gas in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

In a per curiam opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's dismissal with prejudice of the second amended complaint lodged by dry cleaning business owners Byung Ho Cheoun, Shiraz Kurani and Hae Sook.

The appeals court held that the U.S. District Court for the...
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