Another fleet has sued Pilot Flying J over allegations that the fuel provider defrauded customers by withholding owed fuel rebates, even though an Arkansas court ruled last month to settle the cases.
The outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J will not be consolidated, per a federal court, who asked to defer its ruling to the nationwide settlement made in an Arkansas court last month.
Two more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud charges, and both said the company held meetings to instruct salespeople on how to defraud customers.
Those affected by the rebate withholding will receive a check automatically, Pilot says, without action. However, those who want to opt out of the settlement must do so by Oct. 15.
Pilot Flying J has reportedly settled the nearly 20 class-action lawsuits filed it against it, while owner and CEO Jimmy Haslam said in an open letter to customers that Pilot has audited all accounts and ...
A New Hampshire owner-operator filed a lawsuit earlier this week against truck stop giant Pilot Flying J, saying he "suffered economic damages" in Pilot's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme.
Three more class-action lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J due to the ongoing federal investigation into the company that it knowingly and fraudulently withheld fuel rebates from fleet customers over a seven-year period.
A Pilot executive agreed last week in a plea agreement to provide evidence and testify against others involved in the rebate withholding scheme and said management knew about the scheme.
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