Judge: No Proof Pilot Tampering with Witnesses

Knox County Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly today dismissed a bid by a Georgia trucking company to block Pilot Flying J from contacting customers in the wake of a federal probe into its fuel rebate program. Wimberly ruled the Georgia firm, which is suing Pilot for allegedly withholding rebates, lacked proof of its claims that Pilot was tampering with witnesses. The Georgia company had argued that Pilot's efforts to reach out to customers to offer rebates while the investigation was ongoing amounted to witness tampering. Meanwhile, petitions to certify class action suits against Pilot have been filed in Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas. Knoxnews has more on both of these stories.