Court Nixes Motion To Throw Out "Hot Fuel" MDL

Law360, New York (February 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has allowed the “hot fuel” multidistrict litigation, pitting consumers in more than two dozen states against defendants including several major oil companies, to proceed. The decision keeps open the prospect of a potential class action alleging that gas prices at the pump are unlawfully elevated when the fuel's temperature goes above the standard of 60 degrees.

The oil companies lost their motion to dismiss the case, as they failed to show that the plaintiffs' allegations, if true, wouldn't hold up in a trial,...
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