Judge Allows Separate Pilot Suit to Proceed

A federal judge in Alabama has allowed a lawsuit against Pilot Flying J to be brought by Wright Transportation, despite Pilot’s claim the case should be dismissed given a pending class action settlement and an ongoing federal investigation. The judge rejected that argument noting that Wright, like 90 other companies, had opted out of the class action designed to settle claims that Pilot withheld millions of dollars in promised rebates. The proposed $40 million class-action settlement will be heard Nov. 25 in Little Rock, The Tennessean reports.