Court sets Aug. 30 for hearing on Haslam deposition request

| 7/24/2013

A judge in Tennessee has set Aug. 30 as the date for a hearing on whether top executives at Pilot Flying J will be forced to give a deposition to a lawyer who is suing the company on behalf of several trucking companies.

Attorney Mark Tate asked Pilot CEO Jimmy Haslam and others to voluntarily be interviewed under oath, but company lawyers rejected that.

Meanwhile, the truck stop chain has agreed to change its settlement agreement with eight trucking companies so that the companies could recover unpaid fuel rebates going back as far as eight years, instead of the five years stipulated in the original agreement.