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A trucking giant quietly agreed to shell out $28 million to its truck drivers

Jul 24, 2020 at 10:06 AM CST
After a years-long court battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court, a Missouri-based trucking giant is settling two class-action suits with its truck drivers, said a court filing from Monday. Up to 26,000 current and former drivers are eligible for a $28 million payout from New Prime Inc., known as Prime, the filing said. Both of the class-action suits — Oliveira v. New Prime and Haworth v. New Prime — involved truck drivers for Prime who said they were not fairly paid. A case filed by a truck driver named Dominic Oliveira went all the way to the Supreme Court, which unanimously sided with Oliveira.