Jimmy Haslam subpoenaed for deposition in Pilot lawsuit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) " Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been subpoenaed to appear in a videotaped deposition in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

According to a court notice filed Friday in Franklin County, Ohio, Jimmy Haslam was served with a notice to appear at the deposition in Knoxville on Dec. 13.

The lawsuit was filed by companies that declined to participate in an $85 million settlement between Pilot and 5,500 trucking companies in connection with a scheme to cheat customers out of promised discounts and rebates. The company also paid a $92 million federal penalty.

Haslam has denied knowing about the scheme.

The scheduled deposition was first reported by journalist Walter F. Roche Jr.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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