Publication | Global Competition Review

The California Gasoline Conspiracy

Jeffrey Klenk, Chris Ring, and Sydney Fallone

February 8, 2023

Managing Director Jeffrey Klenk, Director Chris Ring, and Managing Consultant Sydney Fallone write about how federal courts evaluate claims of alleged conspiracy in antitrust class actions and the importance of weighing economic evidence to assess the validity of antitrust claims. They provide an extended analysis into Persian Gulf Inc v. BP West Coast Products LLC, et al. and Richard Bartlett, et al. v. BP West Coast Products LLC, et al. and the context of California’s supply chain and wholesale gasoline market.

Read the full series:

  1. Procedural Background
  2. Plaintiffs’ Allegations
  3. Conscious Parallelism and Plus Factors
  4. Plaintiffs’ Evidence
  5. The Court’s Reasoning

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