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8th Circuit Rules in Favor of SLS Clients in Propane Antitrust Case

SLS attorney Rick Lombardo was appointed liaison counsel for direct purchaser class members in a nationwide anti-trust price fixing case against the major United States sellers of exchangeable propane tanks. The case was originally dismissed on statute of limitations grounds in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and was subsequently affirmed in a 2 to 1 decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Eighth Circuit granted rehearing and on June 23, 2017 it reversed the ruling of the trial court and remanded the case to District Court for further proceedings. The case was argued by co-counsel Steve Sussman of Sussman Godfrey, LLP. Other lead counsel include Berger & Montague, P.C. and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC. In re: Pre-Filled Propane Tank Antitrust Litigation, No. 15-2789, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 11260 (8th Cir. June 23, 2017).