Costco Hot Fuel Deal Needs More Work: Judge

Law360, New York (August 16, 2010, 2:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that the interests of the named plaintiffs are not aligned with those of every class member in a multidistrict litigation alleging unfair retail motor fuel sales practices, but that a proposed settlement with Costco Wholesale Corp. is otherwise fair.

Judge Kathryn H. Vratil of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas declined Friday to give final approval to a settlement in which Costco would convert all of its gas dispensers in 14 states to automatic temperature compensation dispensers....
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