Propane Tank Buyers Urge 8th Circ. To Revive Antitrust Suit

By Kevin Penton (September 26, 2016, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A group of direct purchasers of refillable propane tanks have urged the full Eighth Circuit to rehear arguments that they did not miss a deadline to file antitrust claims against Ferrellgas and AmeriGas, in a suit alleging the companies colluded to set prices and fill levels for the tanks.

The purchasers asserted that an Eighth Circuit panel erred last month when it voted 2-1 that the four-year statute of limitations for filing Sherman Act violation claims did not reset each time Ferrellgas LP and AmeriGas Propane Inc. sold a tank at a price and fill level the companies had allegedly colluded over,...

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