Jimmy Haslam subpoenaed for deposition in Pilot lawsuit

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

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.

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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.