Fifty-three out of roughly 7,000 Pilot Flying J customers eligible for a rebate-fraud class-action lawsuit settlement have formally declined to take part, the lead plaintiffs’ attorney said last week.
“The letters had to be postmarked on Oct. 15, and the number of opt outs is 53, which is infinitesimal,” attorney Don Barrett told Transport Topics on Oct. 17. “It’s a ringing endorsement of the settlement, and we’re very, very gratified about it.”
Pilot is expected to pay an estimated $50 million to the customers included in the class, said Barrett, who is based in Lexington, Miss.
Earlier estimates were for $40 million, but an extensive audit by…
By Eric Miller, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 21 print edition of Transport Topics.