Robbie Hargett Apr. 21, 2016, 12:54pm


PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Three tuckers are suing a federally regulated motor carrier, alleging it systematically underpaid owner-operators.

Vernon Mast of Texas, Richard Hilton of Texas, and Benjamin Selby of Tennessee, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 12 in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against Go 2 Transportation LLC, John and Jane Does 1-10, and Black and White Corporations I-X, alleging unlawful provision of transportation services, failure to provide an accounting and to pay interest on escrow accounts, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, and violation of federal truth-in-leasing regulations.

The suit states Go 2 transports property in equipment leased from independent truckers known as "owner-operators," including the plaintiffs and others in the class. However, the lawsuit alleges, Go 2's leases with owner-operators violate federal regulations, and Go 2 regularly and systematically misrepresented the amounts it charged its customers so it could pay owner-operators less than what they were actually owed under the leases.

The complaint says Go 2 produced false records and funneled transactions through other entities owned and controlled by Go 2.

The plaintiffs and others in the class seek a jury trial, declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, interest, attorney fees and other costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys Rachel W. Maron and Jonathan A. Dessaules of Dessaules Law Group in Phoenix.

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona Case number 2:16-CV-01022-ROS

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