Well, this more than likely contributes to our pocketbooks being gouged at the pumps:

Settlements and Verdicts

ExxonMobil Corporation

In 1991, service station dealers filed a class action lawsuit against the gasoline company. ExxonMobil's Discount for Cash program promised its service station dealers a discount in the wholesale price of motor fuel. The class claimed ExxonMobil allegedly breached its obligation to provide the discount and fraudulently concealed the breach. A Federal District Court Judge has granted final approval of the $1.075 billion class action settlement. (Apr-05-06) [PR NEWSWIRE]


Current Status of the Case- Allapattah v. Exxon

Last updated April 27, 2006.

Settlement: On December 19, 2005, Exxon and Class counsel entered into a settlement agreement pursuant to which Exxon has agreed to pay $1,075,000,000 ($1.075 billion) in settlement of all claims and issues in the case. On April 5, 2006, after overruling the sole objection to the settlement, the District Court approved the settlement. The objector has stated that he will not appeal the Court's ruling. Accordingly, the settlement is expected to become final on May 10, 2006. Exxon is obligated to transfer the settlement payment on or before May 10, 2006.

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