SK Energy, Vitol Anticompetitive Acts on California Gasoline Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California refinery provided an opportunity for several companies to manipulate the gasoline market in that state, resulting in higher prices at the pump. The complaint names SK Energy Americas, Inc., SK Trading International Co., Ltd., and Vitol, Inc. as defendants. While  Read more

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SK Energy, Vitol Manipulation of Gas Prices California Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a gasoline refinery explosion in Torrance, California, and the market disruption it caused, provided an opportunity for collusion scheme and higher prices in the gasoline market. The complaint alleges that various types of anticompetitive behavior resulted in higher prices for regular and premium gasoline in California, causing  Read more

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Verde Energy Unfair Variable Electricity Rates Class Action

Deregulation of electricity markets has not turned out as some consumers expected. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verde Energy USA, Inc. has “deceptive, bad-faith, unconscionable and unfair pricing practices” that have caused consumers to pay much more for electricity than they should have paid.  Read more

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Electricity Maine Deceptive Marketing Settlement

Electricity Maine, LLC is paying $14 million to settle a class action alleging that it engaged in deceptive marketing practices, causing consumers to pay more than they otherwise would have for electricity.  Read more

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Columbia Natural Gas Storage Fields Use Without Payment West Virginia Class Action

After natural gas is produced, it may be kept in underground storage fields. Natural gas companies must acquire the rights to store the gas in these storage fields from the owners of the land above and must pay for any additional gases removed with the stored gas. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Exxon Mobil Royalties for Gas Well Products Class Action

When ordinary people permit companies to extract oil or gas from under their land, it’s difficult for them to know if they’re being paid fairly or not. This class action bring suit against Exxon Mobil Corporation, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, and XTO Energy, Inc. for the “actual, knowing, and willful underpayment or non-payment of royalties on  Read more

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Southland Royalty Co. Royalties on Gas Leases in New Mexico Class Action

This class action takes on Southland Royalty Company, LLC on the subject of royalties for some 300 gas leases in which it has an interest. The complaint alleges that Southland permits third-party operators to work its leases and that these third-party operators do not pay the full amount of what is owed in royalties. The  Read more

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FourPoint Gas Royalty Nonpayment and Late Payment Oklahoma Class Action

This class action concerns the nonpayment and late payment of oil and gas royalties. The complaint alleges that FourPoint Energy, LLC uses improper accounting methods, including taking improper deductions, that it does not account for or pay all royalties from wells, and that it does not pay the required interest when it makes late payments.   Read more

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Camino Natural Resources Late, Underpaid Royalties Class Action

This class action concerns royalties on the wells of Camino Natural Resources, LLC. The complaint alleges “knowing and willful underpayment or non-payment of royalties and oil-and-gas proceeds from wells through improper accounting methods…”  Read more

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SolarCity, Tesla Solar Panel Installation and Fire Investigation

Do you have solar panels on your home? Were they provided and installed by SolarCity or—under its new name—Tesla Energy Operations? Unfortunately, they might be a fire hazard. Walmart filed a lawsuit on August 20, 2019 against Tesla, claiming that its stores have had seven fires caused by the Tesla/SolarCity panel rooftop installations.  Read more

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