Gas Station Chain Sues NJ Over Fuel Price Law

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 4:54 PM EST) -- Gas station chain Speedway LLC has filed a lawsuit alleging New Jersey’s law prohibiting below-cost vehicle fuel sales is unconstitutional because it violates the common-law right to sell goods at any price upon which the retailer and purchaser agree.

The 1938 law at the core of the complaint, filed Monday in Mercer County Superior Court, governs the retail sale of motor fuel and sets forth that no retailer shall sell gasoline at a price less than the “net cost” to the retailer — a term Speedway...
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