Pilot Flying J, CEO Seek Suit Dismissal

Lawyers for Pilot Flying J and CEO Jimmy Haslam have filed motions in federal court in Alabama and circuit court in Knoxville to halt the few remaining active cases against the travel stop chain as they await action on a proposed settlement of rebate skimming allegations. The Tennessean reports that Pilot’s and Haslam’s lawyers are asking that the suits filed by a half dozen trucking firms be dismissed because they say the suits haven’t established that any fraud occurred. A 31-page brief filed by Pilot’s attorneys says that the racketeering charges in the suit are backed only by the affidavit of an FBI agent and that the suit fails to state with specificity “the who, what where and when of the alleged fraud as required.”