U.S. District Judge James M. Moody approved a $84.9 million settlement in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scandal in a Little Rock, Arkansas courtroom Monday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Renewed efforts are underway to quiz Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam about what he knew concerning allegations his company cheated truckers out of promised fuel rebates.
A hearing is scheduled Thursday in Knox County Circuit Court in Tennessee where motions have been filed that would compel Haslam to answer questions under oath in a video taped deposition.
Attorneys for Atlantic Coast Carriers, a Georgia trucking company, have filed new motions arguing the court should proceed with requests for evidence that includes the video taped deposition of Haslam.
Attorneys for Pilot Flying J Travel Centers have filed motions to stay the proceedings and prevent any questioning of Haslam.
In a motion filed by Atlantic Coast Carriers, attorneys cite an Aug. 19 ruling by a federal judge in Alabama denied Pilot's motion to stay legal proceedings in a separate case and ordered Pilot Flying J to respond to similar demands by Sept. 3.
Atlantic Coast Carriers filed its lawsuit in April shortly after the FBI raid.
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