Gale Carter and Forbes Hayes v. Paschall Truck Lines, Inc., et al.
United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Docket No.: 5:18-cv-00041-TBR
On October 11, 2017, two over-the-road truck drivers, who worked for Paschall Truck Lines, Inc., et al. (collectively “PTL”) filed a federal lawsuit in the United States Courthouse for the Western District of Kentucky, asserting that PTL and other entities violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying them and other drivers as “independent contractors” and failing to pay them the minimum wage for all hours worked. The Plaintiffs also assert that PTL violated the Truth in Leasing Act and the Federal Forced Labor law.
If you have worked for PTL as a truck driver classified as “independent contractor” during the last three years, you may be eligible to join the FLSA lawsuit. Please call one of our employment attorneys today for more information. The statute of limitations (i.e. the amount of time that may pass prior to you being unable to sue PTL because too much time has passed) will continue to run until you file a Consent Form with the Court. Hence if you have worked for PTL as an independent contractor in the last three years and wish to protect your rights pending the Court’s decision on certification, you can sign the Consent Form below, and the Form will be filed with the Court.
Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. They may be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and costs from PTL should there be a recovery or judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs. If there is a recovery, Swartz Swidler, LLC will receive a part of any settlement obtained or money judgment entered in favor of all members of the class or their fees will be paid separately by PTL. If there is no recovery or judgment in Plaintiffs’ favor, Swartz Swidler, LLC will not seek any attorney’s fees or costs from any of the Plaintiffs.