Court date set for OOIDA class action suit

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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — The Owner/Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) will have their day in court on Sept. 18, when a Judge will hear their side of a class action suit.

The lawsuit, filed against Gilbert Express, stems from the fleet’s alleged truth-in-leasing violations, which forced their drivers to purchase insurance through its program. Gilbert also is accused of forcing their drivers to purchase Qualcomm units from them and not paying interest on escrow accounts.

About 1,000 owner/operators are being represented by the OOIDA in this lawsuit and association president Jim Johnston says that he is pleased the case is moving ahead quickly.

“We applaud Judge Lechner and Magistrate Judge Wigenton for continuing to move this case along quickly,” says Johnston. “I know that I speak for the entire class when I say we are anxious for our day in Court.”

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