Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Certification of Three Nationwide Classes Against Heritage-Crystal Clean for its sham "fuel surcharge" fees

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, in a unanimous three-judge panel, affirmed the certification of three nationwide classes on Monday in a class action lawsuit brought by Methvin Terrell accusing Heritage-Crystal Clean (“Crystal Clean”) of charging its customers "sham" fuel surcharges for its services since 2005.  The panel held that the lower court correctly found that the classes can litigate several common issues, including whether Crystal Clean’s “fuel surcharge” is truly a fuel charge and whether the company’s use of the term is unfair or deceptive.    

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