Lawsuits

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July 15, 2016

Port Drivers Reach $5 Million Settlement in Misclassification Suit

A class-action lawsuit representing nearly 400 Southern California port truck drivers has resulted in a $5 million settlement agreement with port trucking company group QTS, ending the three-year-long suit.

July 13, 2016

Class Action Lawsuit Against Swift Re-Approved By Appeals Court

An Arizona Court of Appeals has overturned a previous superior court ruling, allowing a more than decade old class-action lawsuit against Swift Transportation to proceed.

June 16, 2016

FMCSA Defends ELD Rule Against OOIDA Court Challenge

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration forcefully defended its Electronic Logging Device rule in a court brief filed June 15. The filing was in response to a lawsuit brought against the mandate by the Owner Operator Independent Driverws Association.

May 19, 2016

Supreme Court Gives CRST Another Chance to Recoup Legal Fees

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of CRST Van Expedited in a legal battle with the EEOC, allowing the carrier to try to recoup $4.5 million in legal fees stemming from a sexual harassment case.

April 28, 2016

Stemco and Ridge Settle Patent Infringement Dispute

Stemco and Ridge have entered into a settlement and patent license agreement, dismissing Stemco’s patent infringement suit against Ridge’s GreenTail aerodynamic device.

February 8, 2016

XPO Sues YRC Freight for Poaching Executives

XPO Logistics Freight is suing rival less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight for allegedly hiring employees from the company in order to obtain important trade secrets.

December 15, 2015

OOIDA Sues for ELD Review

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a lawsuit seeking a judicial review of the electronic logging device mandate that was announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Dec. 10.

December 14, 2015

Texas Plumber Sues Over Truck Used by Syrian Extremists

The black Ford F-250 started life as a truck for a Texas-based plumbing company, carrying pipes, toilets and other ilk. Until, that is, it appeared as the focal point of a tweet from a supposed extremist last December.

November 10, 2015

Stemco Settles Lawsuit Forcing RevHD to Cease Business

Heavy-duty component manufacturer, Stemco, has settled a lawsuit with competitor RevHD and its owners over uncompetitive practices.

September 25, 2015

Trucking Company Settles Strength Exam Discrimination Case

Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle a sex and age discrimination case involving a mandatory strength exam for applicants.

August 10, 2015

Mitsubishi Fuso Class Action Moves Forward

A judge has allowed a class action against Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America to continue after the truck maker made motions to dismiss the case involving BlueTec emissions control technology.

June 16, 2015

Court Rules Against Walmart in Minimum Wage Suit

A U.S. District Court has ruled that Walmart had violated minimum wage laws by failing to adequately pay its drivers for all of the time they were under the company's control.

June 12, 2015

FedEx Settles Independent Contractor Suit for $228 Million

FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.

May 28, 2015

Tracy Morgan and Walmart Settle Accident Lawsuit

Walmart and Tracy Morgan have announced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit against Walmart for an accident last year involving a Walmart Truck and Morgan’s limousine.

April 7, 2015

Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million

Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.

March 11, 2015

Six Carriers Agree to Settle Pilot Flying J CEO Fraud Suit

Six of the seven trucking companies suing Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam for fraud have agreed to settle, according to reports from a Cleveland-based ABC news affiliate.

March 6, 2015

CCTA Will Appeal CARB Decision to Supreme Court

The 9th Circuit court ruled against the CCTA case challenging the legality of Truck and Bus regulations implemented by the California Air Resources Board. The CCTA has vowed to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

November 14, 2014

STAA Whistleblower Claims Taking Bite Out of Interstate Commerce Firms

There's been an increase in claims of retaliation under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982. These STAA whistleblower claims are being filed by truck drivers who are contracted/employed by motor carriers.

October 10, 2014

Cat Slapped with Another Class Action Suit for ACERT Defects

Twenty-two motor carriers in 18 states suffered “significant damages” from operational losses, diminished vehicle value, and costs incurred in replacing the Cat engines with other EPA 2007 emission-legal diesels, the suit says.

July 21, 2014

At Least 15 Lawsuits vs. Cat on ACERT Diesels Include Trucks, Buses

Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.

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