Advocate Capital, Inc. Law Firm Financing Blog

Law Practice Management Stories

Mississippi’s Don Barrett Secures $84.9M Settlement for Truckers

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. client Don BarrettA Federal Judge in Arkansas recently approved an $84.9M settlement in the Pilot Flying J scandal.   The case centered on more than 5,500 truckers who were promised rebates by Pilot Flying J, the nation’s largest retailer of diesel fuel, but never paid the promised rebates.    Owners of Pilot reportedly had no knowledge of the alleged scheme, and worked with Plaintiffs’ attorneys to make things right with the truckers.

 

Attorney Don Barrett who represented truckers said, “…we couldn’t have had this result in this short amount of time had Jimmy Haslam not stepped up to the plate, said he was going to do the right thing in an honorable way and he did it….”

 

Attorney Don Barrett’s firm is known  for taking on corporate giants such as big tobacco, Ford and Firestone, food manufactures and countless others to ensure justice on behalf of consumers.   This time he was leading the charge on behalf of truck drivers.  With expert negotiation skills and the eye of a tiger, determined to see a fair settlement for these workers, Mr. Barrett was able to secure a settlement of $89.4M for truck drivers who have dedicated their lives, on the road day-in and day-out, to serving manufactures, retailers and consumers.

 

Advocate Capital, Inc. is proud to support the great work of trial lawyers like Mr. Barrett and his team of experts who work tirelessly every day to ensure justice on behalf of consumers.

 

Lisa Wagner

Senior Vice President, Client Services

Share
About Dan A. Taussig

Mr. Taussig has been a shareholder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Credit Committee of Advocate Capital, Inc., since 2000. His daily activities at Advocate include credit underwriting, relationships with senior lenders, subordinated debt holders, shareholders and with the Company’s legal counsel and public accounting firm. Additionally, he frequently meets with clients throughout the United States.

Case Expense Financing at a Net Cost of Less Than 1%*

clove panel