Stumbo Seeks Dismissal of Lawyers

Attorney General Greg Stumbo seeks the dismissal of lawyers in a gas price gouging lawsuit.

Stumbo filed additional pleadings in Federal Court on May 24, 2007, in support of the $89 million gas price gouging suit filed against Marathon Petroleum Company and Speedway Superamerica two weeks ago.

The suit alleges the company overcharged Kentuckians in wake of Hurricane Katrina and Rita.

The filing comes as Marathon’s lawyers fight a motion to disqualify them from the case.

In the motion, Stumbo notes that Frost, Brown and Todd have a contract through June 2008 with the office of the governor.

The motion alleges the attorneys on behalf of Marathon are now improperly challenging the authority of their own client, Governor Fletcher.

In response, Marathon dropped the governor as a defendant in the lawsuit.