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DRAEGER OIL CO. v. UNO-VEN CO., 02-1977

Under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, defendant had no duty to compensate suppliers or customers who may have been harmed by its decisions, when it lawfully abandoned trademark property in terminating franchises and withdrawing from the refinery and marketing business.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/26/2002
  • Published 12/26/2002

Judges

  • POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Seventh Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Ezra B. Jones, III (Argued), McGuire & Woods, Atlanta, GA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Susan G. Schellinger, Davis & Kuelthau, Milwaukee, WI, for Defendant-Appellees Uno-Ven Co. and Midwest 76, Inc., Scott C. Solberg (argued), Eimer Stahl, Klevorn &berg, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees VPHI Midwest, Inc., PDV Midwest Refining, L.L.C. and Union Oil Co. of California.
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