SHELL OIL CO. v. HRN, 03-0555
Plaintiff's suit, alleging that defendant's pricing practices are an attempt to drive it out of business, is dismissed where defendant established as a matter of law that its price was fixed in good faith as defined in section 2.305(b) of the Texas Business and Commerce Code.
- Argued 02/04/2004
- Decided 08/27/2004
- Published 08/27/2004
Chief Justice PHILLIPS delivered the opinion of the Court.
J. Michael Baldwin, J. Gregory Copeland, Macey Reasoner Stokes, Richard A. Brooks, David M. Rodi, Baker Botts, L.L.P., Ann Spiegel, Shell Oil Co., Houston, for petitioners., Roger Townsend, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP, Houston, for Amicus Curiae Exxon Mobil Corporation., Richard A. Schwartz, Schwartz Junell Campbell & Oathout, L.L.P., Houston, and Richard C. Godfrey, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago, IL, for Amicus Curiae BP Products North America Inc.
George M. Fleming, Sylvia Davidow, Anita F. Kawaja, Fleming & Associates, L.L.P., Michael O'Brien, Mike O'Brien, P.C., Robert L. Steinberg, Law Office of Robert L. Steinberg, Houston, Paul B. Rosen, Law Office of Paul B. Rosen, Bellaire, Ronald J. Mann, Austin, for respondent.