Tainted Hess Oil Class Action Tossed By Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (December 6, 2013, 7:44 PM EST) -- A New York state judge has thrown out a proposed class action involving a prominent real estate developer that alleges Hess Corp. breached customer contracts by delivering tainted heating oil to New York City buildings, finding that plaintiffs failed to sufficiently allege they suffered a discernible injury.

In a Dec. 3 order made public Thursday, Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich granted Hess's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' complaint in its entirety, agreeing with Hess that the plaintiffs hadn't clearly alleged how they were harmed by the oil company's...
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