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Date: 11-09-2006

Case Style: Parish Oil Co., Inc. et al v. Dillon Company, Inc.

Case Number: 1:05-cv-00081-REB-PAC

Judge: Robert E. Blackburn

Court: United States District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver County

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Alphonse Alfano of Bassman, Mitchell & Alfano, Chartered, Washington, D.C.

Andy Shoemaker and Tamera Westerberg of Hogan & Hartson, LLP, Boulder and Denver, Colorado

Defendant's Attorney:

Tim Atkeson, Maureen Eldredge and Jessica Brody of Arnold & Porter LLP, Denver, Coloardo


Plaintiffs claimed that the King Soopers and City Market grocery chains violated Colorado's Unfair Practices Act by selling gas below cost. Plaintifs claimed that Defendants' "Buy Groceries/Get Gas" promotion, consumers using their grocery customer cards could qualify for a discount of 3 cents a gallon. They could get a 7-cent discount if they bought $100 in groceries over 30 days.

Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict awarding $200,000 in damages.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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