called 'hot fuel' litigation

January 23, 2015 11:27 PM

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday.

Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers across the country in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas. The plaintiffs' attorneys said in a news release that a judge has given preliminary approval to the settlement agreements in the so-called "h...

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