Thu July 25, 2013
Pilot Flying J Revises Settlement
The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has revised a class action settlement with trucking companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates.
The original settlement required Pilot Flying J to pay back all money owed with interest covering the period between January 2008, and July 15th of this year. The revised settlement covers overcharging that occurred as far back as January 2005. The change answers one of the concerns raised by trucking companies that did not participate in the settlement negotiations. A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the revised settlement on Wednesday. Meanwhile Browns CEO Joe Banner says the NFL is satisfied the team is running smoothly, and Haslam remains engaged.