North Carolina man files class-action suit against Pilot

North Carolina man files class-action suit against Pilot Flying J


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A North Carolina man is the latest client of fuel giant Pilot Flying J to file suit against the company for allegations of rebate fraud.

Attorneys for Jerry Floyd, who lives in Alexander County, N.C., filed the class-action lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Fla.

The documents allege that Pilot Flying J cost customers within the jurisdiction of that court more than $5 million and claim that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of potential customers that could join the suit.

According to court documents, Floyd himself, "conducts a substantial amount of his business within the state of Florida."

The suit takes note of the affidavit released by the FBI following the April 15 raid which alleges that Pilot took advantage of Spanish-speaking customers.

The suit cites a comment by a regional sales manager in which he said, "...there is a language barrier. So you can get away with a little bit more because they know that they are not going to understand everything that you say."

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