- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A class-action lawsuit has been filed against four Vermont gasoline wholesalers and retailers alleging price fixing of more than $100 million in improper profits.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/1e1Gb6A ) two law firms filed the antitrust case Monday in Chittenden Superior Court against R.L. Vallee Inc., SB Collins Inc., Champlain Farms/Wesco Inc., and Champlain Oil Co.

The suit accuses the wholesalers of “conspiring to fix the price of gas at artificially high levels” and states it was filed on behalf of “all citizens and businesses” that purchased gas from the defendants since June 2005.

Attorney Joshua Simonds says the lawsuit asks for restitution to anyone who bought gas in Chittenden, Franklin or Grand Isle counties since 2005.

None of the defendants responded to calls seeking comment.


Information from: The Burlington Free Press, https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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