Thursday, August 30, 2012
ABF Freight System, Inc. filed a notice of appeal in its ongoing lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and various YRC subsidiaries, again seeking review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (St. Louis). We continue to believe in the strength of our case, which concerns repeated violations of the National Master Freight Agreement by the IBT and YRC. The suit was originally filed in November, 2010, and successfully appealed once already, as the higher court ruled that the district court had erroneously dismissed the case. The timing of this next appeals process is uncertain but is expected to take many months.