Lawyers discuss motion for discovery in Pilot Flying J case

Lawyers discuss motion for discovery in Pilot Flying J case

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Attorneys for Pilot Flying J and several trucking companies suing the truck stop giant gathered Thursday to discuss a motion for discovery filed last week.

In the motion, Drew McElroy, attorney for the plaintiffs, is seeking access to documents and depositions backing Pilot's claims that the four companies involved in this particular suit are not owed money by Pilot, and some of the plaintiffs actually owe Pilot money.

At Thursday's hearing, McElroy and Pilot attorney Al Harb informed the judge that they had agreed on access to spreadsheets detailing financial information on the trucking companies, along with some supporting documents.

However, the plaintiffs still want depositions, which Harb says Pilot needs more time to produce to prevent duplication. The judge has yet to make a decision.

The next court hearing will be September 30.

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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