New lawsuit filed against Haslam's Pilot Flying J alleging fuel rebates withheld

Class action complaint filed in federal court

JACKSON, Miss. - A Pascagoula, Mississippi company has filed a federal class action complaint alleging breach of contract by Jimmy Haslam's Pilot Flying J Travel Centers.

The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Mississippi marks the 16th company claiming that it was cheated of promised fuel rebates.

Industrial & Crane Service, Inc. said it "entered into a contractual relationship" with Pilot Flying J Travel Centers "to provide certain rebates for purchases of diesel fuel at agreed upon rebate amounts".

The company's lawsuit claims Pilot "breached this agreement by reducing rebate amounts without knowledge, consent or agreement".

The lawsuit is similar to others filed since the April 15 FBI raid at Pilot's Knoxville, Tennessee headquarters.

So far, five Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud related charges and agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in the ongoing probe.

Haslam has consistently said he was not aware of any wrongdoing.

 

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