Energy Giants Lose Bid To Decertify In Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 3:31 PM EST) -- Energy giants including Shell Oil Co. lost a bid Thursday to decertify a class action accusing them of illegally selling fuel without revealing or accounting for temperature expansion, after a Kansas federal judge ruled Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes should not upend the class.

While the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dukes narrowed the scope of class actions, the so-called hot fuel case is different from the landmark employment suit because it alleges a common practice that uniformly impacted a class, U.S. District Judge Kathryn H....
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