Previously set for trial in May and October, motions and other activity in the case have delayed it. As of press time a hearing on pending motions was set for Nov. 3.
Originally filed in December 2005 in the U.S. District Court in Minnesota, the case challenges lumping policies that the nationwide grocery supplier had in place for part of 2005.
Between March 28, 2005, and Dec. 22, 2005, SuperValu required drivers who wanted to unload their own trailers to have insurance in excess of federal requirements. Drivers who did not have the extra insurance – as well as proof of the coverage – were forced to pay lumpers. LL