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Pilot Flying J pushes back on RICO allegations

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Pilot Flying J is pushing back against claims that an alleged fraud scheme at the company constitutes a violation of federal racketeering laws.

On Monday, the Knoxville-based truck stop chain filed a memo in an Alabama lawsuit in which it said the plaintiff, Wright Transportation, had failed to adequately state a claim under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

"As a threshold matter, Plaintiff's RICO claims are merely dressed-up breach of contract or fraud claims and do not state an independent cause of action," the memo said.

The filing comes in the case of Wright Transportation, an Alabama trucking company that sued Pilot in July.

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