As Seen In: Sun Sentinel ‘Gasoline distributor accused of delivering cheaper, off-brand gas to two Shell stations’
By Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L. August 16, 2023
Gasoline distributor accused of delivering cheaper, off-brand gas to two Shell stations:
Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, P.L.‘s Abbey Kaplan and Marko Cerenko are representing the owners of North Miami Beach Shell gas stations against Sunshine Dade Investments, one of the largest suppliers of motor fuel in #Miami-Dade, for allegedly overcharging for fuel and for misleading what type of fuel they were supplying.
In an interview, Cerenko said that invoices between Sunshine and its hauler, which gas station operators would normally not see, showed the hauler filled Hebry’s underground storage tanks with cheaper product made for a different brand “two to three times” during each of the two months for which they obtained the invoices.
Gasoline distributor accused of delivering cheaper, off-brand gas to two Shell stations
By: Ron Hurtibise
Score one for the all-gas-is-the-same crowd.
One of South Florida’s largest gasoline distributors is accused in a lawsuit of delivering cheaper, off-brand gasoline to two Miami-Dade Shell stations without the knowledge of the stations’ owners — or their customers — while charging the station higher Shell prices.
The distributor says misdeliveries happened “a handful” of times by a “third-party distributor” and were “immediately addressed and corrected.” Yet the lawsuit says the distributor never repaid the difference in prices between the two fuel brands, and the gas stations’ attorney said customers bought the cheaper gas thinking they were buying Shell.