Judge Preserves $200M Suit Alleging BP Sold Rivals Cheap Gas

Law360, Los Angeles (June 25, 2012, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Monday refused to trim a $200 million breach of contract lawsuit accusing BP West Coast Products LLC of undercutting its own franchisees by selling less-expensive generic gasoline to rival gas stations.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle preserved a breach of implied covenant claim brought by 72 owners of BP and Atlantic Richfield Co.-branded gas stations that are required to purchase ARCO-brand gasoline, saying it's not yet clear whether the gas station owners' business suffered because BP supplied cheaper...
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