Ariz. Appellate Court OKs Trucker Class

Law360, New York (August 12, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Trucking giant Swift Transportation Company Inc. must contend with a class of drivers claiming that unfair mileage calculations bilked them out of wages, an Arizona appellate court has ruled.

Arizona's Court of Appeals, Division One reversed a lower court's ruling that denied the truckers class certification. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, the law firm representing the plaintiffs, announced the July 31 decision on Monday.

The suit alleges that Swift, the nation's largest publicly held truck carrier, breached contracts by routinely paying drivers for fewer miles than...
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