JB Hunt, Truckers Prep For Sept. Trial In Wage Dispute

By Linda Chiem (June 27, 2018, 7:48 PM EDT) -- A proposed class action alleging J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. didn't pay drivers minimum wage is preparing for a late September trial after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit's ruling reviving the long-running dispute, according to a California federal court filing Tuesday.

Attorneys for J.B. Hunt and the plaintiffs, Gerardo Ortega and Michael D. Patton, filed a joint stipulation to set pre-trial dates ahead of an anticipated Sept. 25 trial in the more than a decade-old case that trucking industry observers have said could potentially disrupt national regulatory uniformity for the commercial trucking sector.

Tuesday's filing seeks U.S....

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