Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Gill, 07-0404
In plaintiffs'-service station dealers statewide-class action suit against Exxon claiming that the cost of individual rebates it had offered to the dealers based on sales volume and hours of operation was added back into the wholesale price Exxon charged the dealers for gasoline, trial court's certification of all Texas dealers is vacated and remanded as the lower courts did not correctly construe and apply the decision in Shell Oil Co. v. HRN,Inc.
- Decided 11/20/2009
- Published 11/20/2009
- For Appellant:
- David M. Gunn, Russell S. Post, John Sidney Adcock, Beck, Redden & Secrest, L.L.P., Houston TX, Richard C. Godfrey, Mark S. LillieAndrew A. Kassof, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago IL, J.A. (Tony) Canales, Canales & Simonson, P.C., Corpus Christi TX, for Petitioner., David Michael Rodi, Baker & Botts, L.L.P., Houston, for Amicus Curiae.
- For Appellees:
- David T. Bright, Watts Law Firm, L.L.P., Corpus Christi TX, James P. Roy, Bob F. Wright, Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, Lafayette LA, Walter C. Thompson Jr., James M. White III, Barkley & Thompson, L.C., New Orleans LA, Fredric Levin, Troy Rafferty, Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Echsner & Proctor, Pensacola FL, William Denton, Law Office of William Denton, Biloxi MS, Spencer Hosie, John B. McArthur, James T. McCartt, Hosie Rice LLP, San Francisco CA, William Large, Hoise, Frost, Large & McArthur, Anchorage AK, William Hoese, Kohn, Swift & Graf, P.C., Philadelphia PA, Robert C. Josefsburg, Podhurst Orseck, Miami FL, for Respondents.