Judge Dismisses ABF Suit Against Teamsters

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U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright has again ruled against Arkansas Best Corp. in the trucking company’s attempt to pursue a $750 million claim against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and other parties.

Arkansas Best issued a statement Wednesday (Aug. 1) saying they were “disappointed” by Wright’s ruling, and indicated they are considering a second appeal of her dismissal

“ABF is studying the ruling and evaluating its options which include, among other avenues, taking a second appeal to the Eighth Circuit or refiling the case in the District Court,” the company noted in its statement.

On Nov. 1, 2010, Arkansas Best Corp. — the parent company of ABF Freight System — filed a lawsuit seeking the $750 million in financial damages from alleged violations of a National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and others.

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