Swift 'short miles' lawsuit hits 'road block' with decertification ruling

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By Greg Grisolano, Land Line associate editor

A lawsuit more than a decade in the making that claims Swift Transportation shorted drivers hundreds of millions of dollars on mileage-based pay is on hold pending the outcome of a motion to appeal a judge’s ruling to decertify the case as a class-action.

The ruling to decertify the class was issued in July by Judge Richard Gama, the same judge who in 2013 certified the class and ruled that former Swift driver Leonel Garza would serve as the representative. In his ruling to decertify the class, Gama wrote that Swift presented “overwhelming evidence” that it did disclose and explain to both owner-operators and employee drivers “that miles determined by HHG were less than the actual miles driven” and that Garza’s claim “is not typical of the class claim.”

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