Judge Cools Off Conspiracy Claims In Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 8:27 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge on Thursday nixed from a multidistrict litigation class action claims that energy companies, gas stations and their trade associations conspired to keep technology that accounts for temperature expansion in motor fuels from being adopted in the U.S.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil said in an order granting partial summary judgment to the companies that the plaintiffs, consumers who claim to pay higher gas prices because the technology isn't available in the U.S., failed to prove their conspiracy claims.

“Plaintiffs’ assertion is...
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