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Western Express Settles Lawsuit with Pilot Flying J

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Truckload carrier Western Express has reached an out-of-court settlement of its $75 million rebate-fraud lawsuit filed last year against Pilot Flying J, Pilot’s attorney confirmed.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2014
Business

Judge OKs $84.9 Mln. Payout in Pilot Class-Action Lawsuit

A federal judge in Arkansas last week approved an $84.9 million settlement offer from Pilot Flying J to reimburse as many as 5,500 customers who are part of a class-action lawsuit alleging that the truck-stop chain fraudulently shortchanged them on diesel fuel rebates.

December 2, 2013
Business

Pilot Seeks Court Approval of $72 Mln. Rebate-Fraud Settlement

Russ MacNeil

Attorneys representing Pilot Flying J and an estimated class of 5,500 truckers alleged to have been fraudulently shortchanged diesel fuel rebates will return to federal court in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 25, seeking final approval of a $72 million class-action settlement.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 22, 2013
Business

About 150 Pilot Customers Reject Settlement

About 150 of the roughly 5,500 Pilot Flying J customers eligible for a rebate-fraud class-action lawsuit settlement have formally declined to take part, a Pilot spokeswoman said Oct. 24.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
October 24, 2013
Business

Western Express Says Pilot Flying J Fraud Cost it More Than $73 Mln.

A Nashville, Tenn.-based trucking company, the largest carrier yet to file a fraud lawsuit against Pilot Flying J, is seeking more than $73 million in punitive damages for being shortchanged $2.5 million in fuel rebates since 2005.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 4, 2013
Business

Ga. Trucking Company Wants to Depose Haslam, Other Pilot Flying J Executives

A Georgia motor carrier, the latest of more than 20 trucking companies to file fuel-rebate fraud lawsuits against Pilot Flying J, is seeking to depose Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam in October.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 13, 2013
Business

Court Rejects Bid to Merge Pilot Flying J Suits

A panel of federal judges has denied a motion to consolidate a dozen federal fuel-price fraud lawsuits against Pilot Flying J truck stops.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 9, 2013
Business

Pilot Agrees to Settle Lawsuits Over Fuel-Price Fraud Claims

Pilot Flying J last week agreed to settle nationwide fuel-price fraud complaints in a class-action proceeding to end a three-month saga that could cost the company at least $26 million.

July 22, 2013
Business

Pilot Flying J Reaches Preliminary Settlement With Trucking Firms in Fuel-Rebate Case

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Pilot Flying J said it has agreed to settle thousands of nationwide fuel-rebate fraud complaints in a U.S. District Court class-action suit that the truck stop operator’s CEO said was meant to “re-earn our customers’ trust.”

July 17, 2013
Business

Three More Pilot Flying J Employees Plead Guilty in Trucking Rebate Case

Three more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty in a scheme to defraud trucking companies out of rebates, the Tennessean newspaper reported.

June 19, 2013

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