United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee;
Docket No: 13-245
This action was filed on July 26, 2013. The Plaintiffs, who are over-the-road truck drivers of U.S. Xpress who participated in U.S. Xpress’s over-the-road training program, filed a federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee asserting that U.S. Xpress failed to pay them and thousands of other truck drivers at least the mandated minimum wage as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Specifically, the lawsuit asserts that U.S. Xpress failed to newly hired drivers an amount equal to minimum wage for all hours worked during the initial hiring orientation and during the 6-8 weeks over-the-road training program.
The case is currently pending in discovery.
Swartz Swidler, LLC has taken this case on a contingency fee. They may be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and costs from U.S. Xpress, Inc. 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 U.S. Xpress. 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.