Ninth Circuit Rules That Attorney Fees are Properly Awarded Under Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

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In Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. M&M Petroleum Services Inc., 2011 DJDAR 13854 (2011), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decided a novel case involving the recovery of attorney fees under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 2805, et seq.

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (“Chevron”) sold gasoline to consumers at Chevron “name brand” gas stations. M&M Petroleum Services Inc. (“M&M”) operated a Chevron gas station under a franchising agreement with Chevron.

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