Ethanol Developer Hits Consultant With $72M Suit

Law360, New York (June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An ethanol developer has filed a $72 million antitrust suit against the consultant it hired to evaluate sites for a new plant, claiming the company's executives secretly created a competing company to win one of the sites for themselves.

Empire State Ethanol and Energy LLC filed the antitrust suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York against BBI International and three executives involved in creating a feasibility study for an ethanol plant that Empire wanted to build in upstate New...
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