The Competition Tribunal dismissed the lawsuits by Jorge Delgado Méndez, Sociedad Comercial Ezio Rizziere Narváez Guerrero Ltda. and Sociedad Comercial y Distribuidora Proventa Ltda., against Compañía de Petróleos de Chile Copec S.A. (Copec) and Eduardo Bottinelli Mercandino. The plaintiffs had to pay Tribunal costs.
In its ruling, the Tribunal stated that both it and its legal predecessors have ruled several times in matters similar to this one, regarding contractual relationships between gasoline wholesale sellers and retailers. The Honorable Central Preventative Commission, in its Ruling # 532, had ruled in favor of the contracts that motivated these lawsuits. Since there were no new facts that could have allowed for the Tribunal to alter that decision, the lawsuits were dismissed.