Judge Won't Ice Consumer Protection Claims In Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge ruled Monday that a jury can hear a class action alleging energy companies and gas stations violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by not disclosing that fuel sold at higher temperatures has less energy per gallon.

The fuel vendors argued that since Kansas law allows motor fuel to be sold without equipment that adjusts measurements to account for fuel's expansion and contraction in different temperatures, they shouldn't be held liable for simply selling gasoline and diesel fuel for a constant price per...
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