(WBIR) Tuesday is the last day companies can opt out of the class action lawsuit filed against Pilot Flying J.
Pilot asked the federal court in Little Rock, Ark. to consolidate all class action lawsuits against the company into one suit. Pilot's attorneys said this was an effort to speed up the court process in order to save companies time and money. The proposed settlement will go before a fairness hearing for final approval in Little Rock on Nov. 25.
The class action lawsuit comes after a federal investigation revealed that Pilot allegedly cheated hundreds of trucking companies out of money they were owed in a fuel rebate program.
The customers eligible for the class action lawsuit bought diesel fuel for commercial purposes, using Pilot's rebate or discount program between January 2005 and April 2013.