Many companies in Ohio have been hit hard by the recent economic slump. Some of them have utilized unlawful practices as a way to earn extra money. When this happens, a company may face litigation.
Ohio Auto Delivery Inc. accused Pilot Flying J of breach of contract, fraud, and other unlawful practices in a class action lawsuit. The trucking company has been in contract with Pilot Flying J since 2004 and they claim the fraud has been happening since at least 2005. The dispute revolves around a fuel rebate program; according to the lawsuit, Pilot Flying J failed to provide promised discounts and fuel rebates.
This lawsuit is not a first for the truck stop. In fact, this is the 10th lawsuit filed against Pilot Flying J in regards to the rebate program. A spokesperson from the company stated that they have been conducting an internal investigation into the matter and they are taking steps to correct it. The FBI has also been investigating Pilot Flying J. An attorney for another transportation company that is also suing Pilot Flying J said that many people at Pilot Flying J were aware of the problem with the rebates.
Some companies refuse to honor their contracts unless they are forced to do so by a court of law. If you are involved in contract disputes with another person or business, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recoup any damages you have suffered. An attorney may be of assistance in this area.
Source: wkyc.com, "Ohio company sues Haslam's Pilot Flying J," Jennifer Lindgren, May 31, 2013