Kentucky Lawsuit Against Oil Companies

You were overcharged 89-million dollars for gas, and we're one step closer in our fight to get that money back for you.

That's the message from Attorney Greg Stumbo and his team of lawyers.

The Attorney General's office is suing Marathon Petroleum Company, Speedway, and Super-America, saying that the companies overcharged Kentucky citizens during the gas shortage following Hurricane Katrina.

Today a federal court ruled that the lawsuit can go forward in a Kentucky State Court.

That means if this case goes to trial, a jury of Kentucky citizens will decide the outcome.

Attorneys working on the case say they are pushing for a 89 million dollar restitution to be given back to the taxpayers.


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  • by Michelle Location: Barbourville on Oct 6, 2007 at 11:03 AM
    OMG well it is a way for the goverment to get money, But the people that paid for the overcharge well we will never see a dime of that money. We need to stop letting the goverment tell us what to do. We are suppose to be Free Americans That is a Joke We are not free in America.. And Once the Goverment gets it's hands on that money it will end up in some Politicians bank account. Watch an see.. You all need to get a clue...
  • by cindy Location: somerset on Oct 4, 2007 at 05:47 AM
    Now is this the lawsuit that our goverment hopes they can find a way to get some of the money they win back to the taxpayer? Who cares, we the people that paid for the gas will get no part of that 89 million dollars. Its just another slap in the face to the working people.
  • by gail Location: frenchburg on Oct 4, 2007 at 05:00 AM
    Wouldn't this be so wonderful! I hope that Stumbo wins this for kentuckians and it becomes a trend for other states. That might be the step taken that was necessary to bring gas prices back down to affordable cost for every day citizens and I could almost guarantee he will win it with a KY resident filled jury if it went to trial. Unless the gas company's paid them off of course but I don't know anyone in the state of KY that wouldn't benefit from this and lower gas prices. For some it means the difference in getting to buy groceries or buying that next tank of gas to get to work so we can pay our bills! Even if the lawsuit only resulted in lowering the prices it would be a great help and big relief!
  • by Hall Location: Knott County on Oct 3, 2007 at 03:51 PM
    Good. I'd like to me on the jury. It's amazing how the prices can differ a few miles apart.

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