Pilot Flying J revises class action settlement

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1:36pm

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has revised a class action settlement with trucking companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates.

The original settlement required Pilot Flying J to pay back all money owed with interest. But it only covered the period between Jan. 1, 2008, and July 15, 2013. The revised settlement covers overcharging that occurred as far back as Jan. 1, 2005.

The change answers one of the concerns raised by trucking companies that did not participate in the settlement negotiations. Those companies have criticized the terms and asked the federal courts to let them go forward with their own lawsuits.

A federal judge in Arkansas granted preliminary approval of the revised settlement on Wednesday.


3 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 7/24/13 at 11:47

I hope the Haslams have to pay back every cent that is owed. We need a new gov., this one is as crooked as the rest of his famiy..

By: Kosh III on 7/24/13 at 12:34

I hope they pay it all back, plus penalties PLUS jail time.
But I'm not holding my breath; they probably already have some judges on "retainer."

By: pswindle on 7/24/13 at 3:37

The Federal Judge in Arkansas seems to be on Haslam's side.