Gas Antitrust Class Would Be Untenable: Judge

Law360, New York (February 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in Illinois has denied class certification for the second time to a consumer who accused the nation's largest oil companies, including Shell Oil Co. and Exxon Mobil Corp., of using market dominance to inflate gasoline prices.

On Monday, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Amy J. St. Eve rejected Michael Siegel's second bid for class certification.

Siegel had previously asked for nationwide class certification. In his latest attempt to certify a class, he asked the judge to...
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