According to NewsNet5, Pilot Flying J attorneys have been granted a new hearing to consolidate the remaining lawsuits.
Since the FBI raid, Pilot Flying J has been working with carriers the company shorted in the rebate scheme and many have agreed to settle, however, seven federal lawsuits remain.
To date, Pilot Flying J has paid back $85 million to carriers the company shorted.
On March 27, 2014, a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the remaining 7 can be consolidated.
“In an order issued by a U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the panel ordered that it ‘may, on its own initiative, consider transfer of any or all of the actions’ to any district or districts,” NewsNet5 reported.
Pilot Flying J is seeking to have the remaining lawsuits transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The company argues that the case should be moved to Tennessee because the truck stop is headquartered in Knoxville and so are six of the defendants.
The remaining 7 carriers are: Shoreline Transportation, Osborne Transportation, Wright Transportation, National Retail Transportation, Mario’s Express Service, Triple D Supply, and FST Express.
In addition to the federal lawsuits, there are still five lawsuits pending at the state level.