BP Propane Antitrust Case Delayed Amidst DOJ Probe

Law360, New York (March 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A hearing originally ordered for Tuesday over BP Products North America Inc.’s alleged anti-competitive behavior in trading propane futures has been pushed back to Sept. 20, after the Department of Justice won its request for more time to complete an ongoing criminal investigation.

The DOJ asked for a six-month stay on civil litigation pending in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, warning that an immediate start to the case would “have specific, demonstrable effects on the ability of the U.S. to conduct the criminal investigation of...
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