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Judge Dismisses Suit Over Ky. Price-Gouging Law

Law360 (November 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Marathon Oil Corp.'s countersuit asserting that a Kentucky anti-price-gouging law is unconstitutional has been tossed out of federal court. Kentucky’s $89 million enforcement action accusing Marathon of raising gas prices after Hurricane Katrina is now the sole battlefield for the dispute between the parties.

Judge Karen K. Caldwell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky granted Kentucky's motion to dismiss Marathon’s first amended complaint on Nov. 20. She noted that the decision may be appealed, she denied Marathon’s request to amend its...
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