Trucking companies' attorney wants access to Pilot documents

Trucking companies' attorney wants access to Pilot Flying J documents


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Attorneys for Pilot Flying J and four trucking companies suing the Knoxville-based chain met Tuesday to discuss the ongoing litigation.

Pilot attorney Albert J. Harb filed a response last month, stating the four companies involved in this particular suit are not owed money by Pilot, and furthermore, two of the trucking companies actually owe money to Pilot.

The four companies are not part of a proposed settlement agreement.

Drew McElroy, attorney for the plaintiffs, is seeking access to documents and depositions backing Pilot's claims in a motion for discovery.

Harb is asking for the motion to be delayed until a fairness hearing scheduled for November.

Attorneys from both sides will meet again on Wednesday in an attempt to reach an agreement without needing a judge to intervene.

Pilot Flying J was the subject of an April 15 FBI raid after a whistleblower alerted federal officials that the company was not paying customers properly for rebates they earned for diesel fuel purchases.

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