Litigation

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April 9, 2014

Carriers Caught Between Conflicting Agencies on Hiring

Carriers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to take steps to prevent high-risk individuals from driving their trucks. But an initiative of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may put a hamper on carriers’ efforts.

March 31, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Local Income Tax on Trucking

Motor carriers operating in Ohio can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to taxes following a March 19 ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court.

March 31, 2014

EEOC Files Lawsuit Against Iowa Carrier Alleging Sexual Harassment

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit last week against Panama, Iowa-based trucking company Panama Transfer, saying it violated federal law by allowing a female dock worker to be sexually harassed and then firing her for resisting that harassment.

March 25, 2014

Con-way Denies Charges in Lawsuit over Reservist's Reinstatement

Con-way Freight said it's "disappointed" that the U.S. Department of Justice filed a suit involving a Naval reservist who complained about his employment re-instatement, claiming it tried its best to accommodate the former serviceman, including creating a new position for him.

March 24, 2014

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Con-way over Reservist Reinstatement

The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on Monday against the trucking company Con-Way Freight alleging the company violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act by failing to promptly reassign Naval Reservist Dale Brown to his former position as a driver

March 17, 2014

Accommodating Drivers' Religious Beliefs

Can you fire a driver who refuses to work on Sunday because of his religious beliefs? Better be careful -- such an action could violate the Civil Rights Act, according to transportation attorneys.

March 12, 2014

Jury Returns $12 Million Plus Verdict Against Frozen Food Express

A more than $12 million jury verdict was recently handed down in a case involving the trucking company Frozen Food Express in a personal injury lawsuit.

March 3, 2014

Federal Court Allows DataQ Challenge Lawsuit to Proceed

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association regarding which court will hear its case on the issue of DataQ challenges.

February 26, 2014

Trial Set for Fraud Claims Against Covan World-Wide

Trial has been set for next year involving a household goods mover alleging hundreds of millions in fraud over shipments of military personnel belongings.

February 25, 2014

Pilot Flying J Heading Back to Court Over Remaining Trucking Lawsuits

A little more than half a dozen lawsuits alleging fuel rebate fraud still pending against the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J may be consolidated as soon as next month.

February 21, 2014

Idaho Supreme Court Reverses Earlier Ruling Against Owner-Operators

The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.

February 11, 2014

Hot Fuel Cases Reach Cold Conclusion

A case that began in 2006 over claims that diesel and gasoline retailers were cheating customers out of money has apparently come to an end. Plaintiffs' lawyers in "hot fuel” litigation have voluntarily dismissed the remaining cases against defendants in Kansas City, Kan., according to published reports.

February 10, 2014

Jury Rejects $3.5 Million Lawsuit Against FFE Following Crash

A Texas district court jury has verdict in favor of Dallas-based trucking company FFE Transportation Services after rejecting a $3.5 million lawsuit filed by the City of Saint Jo, following an automobile accident that took place nearly four years ago.

February 5, 2014

USA Truck And Knight Reach Settlement over Proposed Purchase

Truckload companies USA Truck and Knight Transportation have reached a settlement dismissing all claims between the two in connection with litigation arising from Knight’s previously announced proposal to acquire Arkansas-based USA Truck in a $242 million bid.

February 3, 2014

EEOC Sues NFI Industries for Gender-Based Wage Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit for gender-based wage discrimination lawsuit against NFI Road Rail and NFI Industries.

January 21, 2014

Settlement Reached in Long-Running Truckstop Battle Against Comdata

A $130 million legal settlement has been reached for a class of more than 4,000 independent truckstops and other retail fueling merchants following an antitrust lawsuit filed in 2007 against fleet payment card issuer Comdata and three national truckstop chains.

January 16, 2014

Pilot Flying J: 95% of Customers Owed Money Have Been Paid

Truckstop chain, Pilot Flying J, provided an update Wednesday on where it stands following a raid on company headquarters last April by federal agents, as part of investigation it allegedly cheated customers out of money they were due.

January 13, 2014

Judge Dismisses Many Wright Transportation Claims Against Pilot Flying J

Embattled truckstop chain, Pilot Flying J, has scored what is being called a “major legal victory” against one trucking company.

January 9, 2014

Pilot Flying J Settles Case Filed by Western Express

After settling an $85 million class action lawsuit in November over allegations it bilked trucking customers out money in the form of rebates from fuel purchases, truckstop chain Pilot Flying J has settled separate litigation brought by one trucking company.

November 25, 2013

Judge Approves Pilot Flying J Settlement

With the sign-off of a judge on a settlement, the truckstop chain Pilot Flying J can finally start to close a chapter in a drama that’s been playing out since mid-April.

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