Federal judge approves $84.9M settlement from Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J in fuel rebate scandal
Class action lawsuits claim truckers cheated
Ron Regan, newsnet5.com
9:24 AM, Nov 25, 2013
4:46 PM, Mar 26, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a $84.9 million settlement in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scandal in a Little Rock, Arkansas courtroom Monday.
In a brief hearing, Moody declared the settlement fair, reasonable and adequate. The judge needed to grant final approval of a settlement agreement between Pilot Flying J Travel Centers and trucking companies who claim they were cheated of promised fuel rebates.
Pilot Flying J has identified some 24-hundred trucking company accounts that had "discrepancies" involving the amount of fuel rebates they were promised.
So far, 20 trucking companies are continuing lawsuits already filed,but another "59" entities that involve an estimated 150 trucking company accounts have also rejected the deal and may continue to file their own lawsuits.