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7/12/2013
Pilot Flying J continues to get slammed with lawsuits: now up to 20
By Clarissa Kell-Holland, Land Line staff writer

In recent weeks it has been hard to keep up with the number of lawsuits that have been filed against Pilot Flying J, which has been embroiled in a fuel rebate scandal since mid-April.

The number of federal and state lawsuits is now 20, most seeking class action status.

On Wednesday, July 10, Alabama-based Wright Transportation Inc. filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Mobile, Ala., alleging it had a fuel rebate or discount contract with Pilot Flying J since 2005 and was defrauded out of money it was owed.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SAFER website, Wright Transportation, headquartered in Mobile, Ala., has 123 power units and 119 drivers.

The lawsuit claims that the rebate agreement was reached with Kevin Hanscomb, Pilot’s director of sales for the east region, whose home was included in those searched by the FBI, according to the affidavit.

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