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.
- Decided 12/26/2002
- Published 12/26/2002
- POSNER, Circuit Judge., Before POSNER, DIANE P. WOOD, and EVANS, Circuit Judges.
- United States Seventh Circuit
- 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.