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Lamken wins unanimous PMPA decision in U.S. Supreme Court for Shell

Bloomberg News & JURIST
March 2, 2010

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Alito, the United States Supreme Court held that a service station operator cannot recover for constructive termination under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act when continuing to run the franchise with the same trademark and fuel, and on the same premises.  The high Court granted review on behalf of ML client Shell Oil Products Co. and the ruling is its first interpretation of the Act. Read more:

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