Panel of Federal Judges Weigh in on Pilot Lawsuits

The federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued no ruling yesterday in a fight over lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J, Knoxnews reports. The hearing before the panel centered on the question of whether suits filed against the company in various judicial districts should be consolidated. Last week, Pilot reached a settlement with eight plaintiffs in connection with an alleged rebate fraud scheme by the Knoxville-based chain of truck stops. Other plaintiffs have not joined the settlement, though, and they are pushing to consolidate the cases in a different location.