Pilot Flying J plaintiffs ask to combine lawsuits; new website

Pilot Flying J plaintiffs ask to combine lawsuits; new website launched

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PORTLAND, Me. (WATE) - Attorneys in the Pilot Flying J fuel rebate lawsuits made their case Thursday to a federal court panel on whether to combine those cases.

The hearing took place in Portland, Maine.

The panel did not rule on the motion. A court clerk told 6 News a decision won't be made for at least another week.

Another federal court has given preliminary approval to a proposed settlement calling for Pilot to repay clients for rebate amounts dating back to 2005, plus interest.

Five Pilot executives have pleaded guilty to fraud and other charges since the federal raids at Pilot's Knoxville headquarters in August.

Meanwhile, Pilot Flying J has launched a website on the fuel rebate scandal.

The company says the site is designed to provide information to customers, vendors, employees and the media on the rebate program and the investigation.

CEO Jimmy Haslam is quoted in a statement as saying it is one way to rebuild trust by keeping the lines of communication open.


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