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Supreme Court Opinion

by Booth, George


SC19874, SC19875 - Standard Petroleum Co. v. Faugno Acquisition, LLC. (Class action; "Standard Petroleum Company, the counterclaim defendant and the defendant, respectively, in the two cases that comprise this consolidated action (defendant), appeals from the trial court's orders certifying class actions against it.The class actions are premised on allegations that the defendant overcharged service station operators and franchisees for gasoline products. Generally, the defendant claims that the trial court abused its discretion in certifying the class because it failed to apply the 'rigorous analysis' that is required before such a certification may be granted. In particular, the defendant claims that the trial court’s error is most clearly evidenced by its failure to address various elements of the causes of action and the special defenses when it determined that common issues predominated. We conclude that the defendant has failed to establish that the trial court abused its discretion in ordering class certification.")