Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (St. Louis) reversed and remanded a lower court's previous dismissal of ABF's lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC, Inc., Trucking Management, Inc. and other related entities. ABF is very pleased with this decision and looks forward to further proceedings on its lawsuit seeking to level the playing field for all parties of the National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA).
When the original lawsuit was filed in November 2010, ABF sought to have the lower court create an appropriate grievance review committee to resolve the dispute, or to have the contract amendments benefiting only YRC declared null and void by the court, as required by the NMFA. ABF also sought an award of monetary damages estimated to be approximately $750 million. ABF will continue to seek that relief on remand.