Attorney for Georgia trucking company asks court to 'prohibit' Pilot Flying J contact with client
Cedar Creek Trucking says no to settlement deal
Ron Regan, newsnet5.com
5:40 PM, Nov 18, 2013
6:12 PM, Nov 18, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - An attorney for a Georgia trucking company is asking a Knox County Tennessee Circuit Court to prohibit Pilot Flying j Travel Centers from contacting his client.
Cedar Creek Trucking, based in Dalton, Georgia, is currently among 19 trucking companies continuing to sue Pilot Flying J over alleged fuel rebate fraud.
Attorney Mark Tate has filed a motion that claims "continuing and direct communication" by Pilot serves to "confuse and compound" issues surrounding the ongoing lawsuit.
Tate cites two letters sent to his client by Pilot Flying J earlier in November.
In one case, a letter notifies Cedar Creek that an internal audit by Pilot found "no discrepancies" in the fuel rebate pricing structure.
Yet another, dated the same day, notifies Cedar Creek that is owed at least $56,204.26.
Cedar Creek "opted out" of a proposed settlement deal that could gain final approval November 25 and would pay trucking companies in excess of $55 million dollars in fuel rebates that Pilot Flying J auditors found was owed in rebates.