Click on the video to watch part 1 of Mr. Swanson’s interview with Christian Scranton of Scranton Law Firm in Concord, California, as he discusses how being a pilot makes him a better plaintiffs’ attorney.
A 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.
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