hot fuel Articles

Headline

Judge Approves Settlements in "Hot Fuels" Litigation

August 31, 2015

Judge Approves Settlements in "Hot Fuels" Litigation

A federal judge approved 28 settlements totaling $24.5 million in so-called “hot fuel” lawsuits. These lawsuits stem from plaintiff fuel buyers’ claims that retailers and refiners violated consumer protection laws by not disclosing or adjusting for the fact that fuel expands in warmer temperatures, thereby making a gallon of gasoline or diesel contain less energy content in warmer months.