May Trucking Lawsuit
In a recent class action unpaid overtime lawsuit, a group of truck drivers is suing their employer, the Oregon-based May Trucking Company. They claim the trucking company violated several labor laws, including minimum wage and overtime payment, and failed to track hours worked. Plaintiffs contend May Trucking Company deducted wages for excessive engine idling. Here is a summary of their claims. The lawsuit is not the only one involving the trucking company.
Robert Cahill, a risk manager at May Trucking, stated in a deposition that he was not aware of adverse repercussions from his actions, despite his company's assurances that the accident would be resolved amicably. However, this deposition is an indication that May Trucking's response was not sufficient. The case remains unresolved. The trucking company has no further comment on this matter.
Despite the lawsuit, the defendants are still being sued. The May Trucking lawsuit was filed in state court and removed to federal court after the defendants moved to dismiss. Plaintiff asserts three claims against defendants: intentional interference with existing relationships, extortion, and negligence against defendant Andrus. Defendants filed a counterclaim, alleging negligence on the part of the plaintiff, and moved for summary judgment on both her intentional interference and extortion claims.
In a typical trucking accident, victims can recover significant amounts of monetary compensation. Damages include medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium. These damages offset the harms the victims and their families suffered. In addition, punitive damages may also be awarded if there is evidence of recklessness on the part of the defendant. The ultimate compensation can be as high as five million dollars. This money can go a long way in helping families get compensation for their loss.
In some circumstances, the trucking company can be held responsible for an accident. The company may be under pressure to meet unrealistic deadlines or cut corners in safety. Another scenario could be that the trucking company leases a truck instead of owning it. The truck owner is ultimately responsible for general maintenance, repairs, and inspections. If any of these actions contributed to an accident, the owner of the commercial vehicle can be held responsible. If they were negligent, they can be held liable.
The staff of May Trucking consists of employees who are most likely to be Republican. Employees on average stay at the company for 2.4 years. The average salary for a May Trucking employee is $69,051 a year. According to the BLS, the company has donated over $56,000 to the Republican Party. Therefore, it is not surprising that the company's profits are falling. In the meantime, employees are getting paid for their hard work.