suit brought against Volvo Trucks North America Inc. by several
fleets claiming business losses due to defective trucks has
resulted in a win for the trucking companies.
attorney Michael Doyle said there were some outstanding details
preventing him from being specific, but confirmed that his
trucker clients had won their case in a jury trial in late
said his clients were Michigan trucking companies Stone Transport
Inc. and Amazon Transportation Inc. and Lady Hawk Inc., a
Wisconsin corporation. The judgment was handed down by Judge
David W. McKeague of the U.S. District Court for the Western
District of Michigan (Grand Rapids). Judgment was entered
for Stone Transport in the amount of $2.1 million and for
Amazon/Lady Hawk in the amount of $1.6 million.
case was filed Aug. 21, 2000. Reportedly, nearly 200 trucks
were involved in the complaint.