ABF Lawsuit Can Proceed After All, Says Appellate Court

July 8, 2011
The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a lower court's previous dismissal of ABF's lawsuit against YRC, the Teamsters and other related entities

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (St. Louis) has reversed and remanded a lower court’s previous dismissal of ABF’s lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC Inc., Trucking Management Inc. and other related entities.

When the original lawsuit was filed in November 2010, less-than-truckload carrier ABF sought to have the lower court create an appropriate grievance review committee to resolve the dispute, or to have the contract amendments benefiting only rival LTL carrier YRC declared null and void by the court, as required by the National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA). ABF also sought an award of monetary damages estimated to be approximately $750 million. ABF will continue to seek that relief on remand.

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