Macâ€™s Shell Service, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products Co.
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 19, 2010
|Mar 2, 2010||9-0||Alito||OT 2009|
Holding: Under the Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, a local operator of a gas station franchise cannot bring a claim for â€œconstructive terminationâ€ of its franchise unless the parent company effectively forced the franchise out of business. Nor can the local gas station sue the company for â€œconstructivelyâ€ failing to renew the franchise agreement if the gas station owner actually signed a new agreement with the company.
Judgment: Reversed in part and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on March 2, 2010.
- A unanimous ruling on PMPA
- Of lions and tigers and contract terminations
- When is a franchise contract terminated or not renewed?
Briefs and Documents
- Joint Appendix
- Brief for Shell Oil Products Company LLC, Motiva Enterprises LLC, and Shell Oil Company
- Brief for Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. et al.
- Reply Brief for Shell Oil Products Company LLC, Motiva Enterprises LLC, and Shell Oil Company
- Supplemental Brief for Mac’s Shell Service, Inc. et al.
- Brief for the American Petroleum Institute in Support of Shell Oil Products Company LLC et al.
- Brief for the United States of America in Support of Shell Oil Products Company LLC et al.