Gas Station Chain Slapped With $30 Million Verdict For Shortchanging Drivers

A jury handed down a $30 million verdict agains gas station chain Sun Mart for leaving their customers a little light at the pump. The Texas Department of Agriculture found in an investigation that the chain was routinely shortchanging customers with improperly calibrated pumps.

The investigation was launched after SunMarts regularly failed inspections. Authorities found thirty-five locations in the Houston area alone that left customers with less gas than they paid for.

In a statement, SunMart said, “We are very disappointed with the jury’s verdict and believe there is insufficient evidence to support it.” They plan to appeal.

Jury hands down $30M verdict against SunMart chain [KTRK] (Thanks to Melody!)