June 14, 2013
Pilot Flying J (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The latest lawsuit filed against truck stop chain Pilot Flying J — filed June 12 — specifically names as defendants in the case Pilot Flying J owner and CEO Jimmy Haslam and other top executives at the company, in addition to the company itself, following federal accusations against the company that it defrauded carriers out of millions of dollars in owed fuel rebates. Named as defendants in the lawsuit, in addition to Haslam, are John Freeman, Pilot’s vice president of sales; Pilot President Mark Hazelwood; and the company’s national sales director, Brian Mosher. The suit was filed in the middle district of Alabama by Eagle Motor Freight. The company’s lawsuit relies on for evidence a federal affidavit unsealed April 18, which was used by the FBI to obtain a search warrant to raid the company’s headquarters April 15. Eagle is a Montgomery County, Ala., based company and said it worked with Pilot since 2009.It is only the second lawsuit so far to mention members of Pilot Flying J’s senior leadership. It, like all but one other of the lawsuits, is a class-action suit. This suit marks at least the 14th suit brought against the company since April 15. Eagle is suing Pilot for mail fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, unjust enrichment, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation and suppression. The carrier is seeking for itself and the class actual, consequential, incidental and punitive damages sustained, costs of the suit, attorney’s fees, litigation expenses and court cases, along with equitable and injunctive relief. Like the other suits, it also asks for a jury trial for the case.
Movies. You are sitting on the sofa watching a movie on Lifetime or another channel and the part comes up that will definitely turn on the water works. Why do we, as women, watch these types of movies? My sisters are always telling me that they are home, mostly on Sunday afternoons, watching the Lifetime or Lifetime Movie channel with a box of tissue in their laps. And no matter how many times I watch the movie, Imitation of Life, I cry buckets! The film first came out in 1959, starring Lana Turner, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner, and Juanita Moore. This was a remake of the original in 1934. If you have not seen the movie, I suggest you do. The story is a black woman who could pass for white, denying her mother because she’s black, until she dies and with sadness and regret finally acknowledges her at her funeral. A very good movie and never gets old for me.
It’s good that there’s a special channel for us women that enjoy these types of movies. Even though I am a sucker for black and white movies, there are some movies of today that will sting your tear duct quite a bit, too! One such movie, Skin, starring Sophie Okonedo, Alice Krige, Sam Neill, and Tony Kgoroge. The story was about Sandra Lainge born to two white parents, was classified as black in South Africa in the heat of apartheid. A very good movie and definitely made you cry.
I love watching these type movies but I should limit how many I watch. Can’t be crying everyday! I could sit here and give you quite a list of movies that could jerk a good cry but I won’t. I’m sure you know some I haven’t seen yet! Find a great movie and have a good cry, clean out that clogged tear duct every once in a while!
How could you just ignore me? How could you not say ‘hello’? What did I do to make you act like that towards me? We used to talk, discuss the things that occurred during the day. What can I do to fix what’s broken between us? Life’s too short for us to be this way towards each other! It’ me!!! Ugh…!
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