Nos. 83-1412, 83-1910.

727 F.2d 159 (1984)

James C. O'BYRNE, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. CHEKER OIL COMPANY and Marathon Oil Company, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided February 9, 1984.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Merle L. Royce, Chicago, Ill., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Sherwin J. Malkin, Ronald W. Teeple, Bergstrom, Davis & Teeple, Chicago, Ill., for defendants-appellees.

Before CUMMINGS, Chief Judge, BAUER and COFFEY, Circuit Judges.

CUMMINGS, Chief Judge.

This lawsuit originated in March 1976 when five Illinois Cheker gasoline service station operators filed suit against Cheker and Marathon oil companies alleging that they conspired to drive plaintiffs out of business and that Cheker sought to impose a price squeeze on plaintiffs by charging them excessive wholesale prices while simultaneously increasing their costs of operation. In June 1976, we upheld the district court's refusal to issue a...

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