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Pilot settles some of remaining lawsuits in fuel rebate scheme

Three of the seven carriers who opted out of Pilot’s $85 million class-action settlement are dropping their lawsuits against the truck stop chain and fuel provider, saying they have reached settlements with the company.

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Pilot Flying J denied motion to dismiss lawsuits in fuel rebate withholding case

A federal judge said in the 77-page order — which denied motions by Pilot to dismiss the suits — that two of the carriers have made “plausible claim that the Pilot defendants committed at least some fraudulent acts.”

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Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints against him.

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Pilot Flying J’s fraudulent fuel scheme started at the top, amended lawsuits claim

Two of the remaining carriers suing fuel provider Pilot Flying J have amended their lawsuits to allege that the company’s CEO, Jimmy Haslam, “instructed” employees to cheat diesel fuel customers out of fuel rebates.

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Former Pilot Flying J president targeted by prosecutors in fuel rebate scam, report says

Federal authorities are investigating former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood over his potential involvement in the fuel rebate withholding case that has rocked the company the last year and a half, according to a local news report.

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Judge orders Pilot, trucking companies to settle fuel rebate lawsuits at November meeting

Pilot Flying J and the seven trucking companies who opted out of a 2013 class-action settlement with the company to sue it separately will meet Nov. 19 to negotiate a settlement.

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Judge sends outstanding Pilot Flying J lawsuits to mediation

The seven outstanding lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J over its fuel rebate withholding scheme have been ordered to mediation, where the trucking companies who opted out of the fuel provider and truck stop chain's class-action settlement will seek to reach a separate settlement with Pilot.

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Pilot Flying J agrees to $92 million criminal settlement in fraudulent fuel rebate case

Pilot Flying J has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the criminal investigation into the company's fraudulent rebate withholding scheme, agreeing to pay a $92 million fine. That's in addition to the $85 million civil settlement from November.

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Pilot VP of sales fired 13 months after implication in fuel rebate scheme

Pilot Flying J's Vice President of Sales, John Freeman, has been fired by the truck stop chain and fuel provider, a source has confirmed with Overdrive. The departure comes in the wake of the alleged fraudulent rebate withholding scam that has rocked the company the last 14 months.

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Pilot Flying J president leaves the company

Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood is no longer with the company, a source close to the investigation has told Overdrive. Hazelwood is one of the company's executives named in a 120-page federal affidavit released last April that points to potential involvement in a fraudulent fuel rebate withholding scheme.

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