Gas Station Class Denied In Shell JV Fuel Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (September 21, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday denied class certification to gas station franchisees who say they lost business after a Royal Dutch Shell PLC venture learned its fuel was contaminated, claiming the methodology they used to determine class predominance was flawed.

U.S. District Judge Nannette J. Brown ruled that the station franchisees failed to establish that a shutdown ordered by Motiva Enterprises LLC following the discovery of gasoline contamination was the proximate cause of their lost business, and that an expert witness’ methodology purporting to easily...
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Case Title

MP Vista Inc. et al v. Motiva Enterprises LLC et al


Case Number

2:10-cv-00158

Court

Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Personal Property: Other

Judge

Nannette Jolivette Brown

Date Filed

January 25, 2010

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