Cases & Deals

Chevron defeats class action over oil-change fees

Client(s) Chevron Corporation

Jones Day defended Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in a putative nationwide class action involving oil-change stations. The plaintiffs alleged they were charged unlawful and unfair fees, and that the independent stations that charged these fees were the ostensible agents of Chevron because they licensed and displayed Chevron's Havoline® trademark. The plaintiffs brought claims under California’s unfair competition law, and for negligence and breach of contract. Chevron obtained dismissal of the UCL and negligence claims at the pleading stage, and shortly after Chevron propounded initial discovery, the plaintiffs dismissed the remaining claims.

Potter v. Chevron Products Company, No. 4:17-cv-06689 (N.D. Cal.)