An Arizona court ruling says a lawsuit accusing Swift Transportation of breaking faith with employee drivers over mileage-based pay can proceed as a class-action case, according to The Daily Reporter in Greenfield, Ind.
An Arizona Court of Appeals' ruling Tuesday overturns a trial judge's 2015 ruling rescinding a previous approval of class-action status in the decade-old case pending in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Class-action status for the suit filed by one truck driver would allow it to proceed on behalf of 80,000 employee drivers nationwide.
Swift Transportation wanted to have drivers' claims considered individually, but the Court of Appeals said class-action status is warranted because the company allegedly didn't tell drivers that it chose a payment method that wasn't as accurate as other methods.
A Swift Transportation spokesman did not immediately return a call for comment.
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