Chevron Can't Derail Class Cert. In Hot Fuel MDL

Law360, New York (April 5, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT) -- A Kansas judge on Friday certified a class action alleging Chevron USA Inc. sold gas in California without revealing or accounting for temperature expansion, finding the plaintiffs' claims present common questions that can be addressed with classwide proof.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil rejected Chevron's argument that the claims would require an individualized inquiry into the gas-purchasing behavior of each class member, the temperature of fuel at hundreds of retail stations and the pricing decisions of retailers. The plaintiffs allege breach of the duty of...
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