Ruan Lawsuit

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  1. Eric D

    Eric D Bobtail Member

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    I've recently had a collision with a drunk driver in Toledo Ohio the drunk driver crossed the yellow line into the turn lane and hit my rig ten Point expedited terminated me and the idiot drunk driver wins 57 million dollars and no one will hire me now
     
  2. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

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    Keep the discussion of unions where they belong. Here is where all Union pros & cons should be discussed.
    https://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/forums/politics.131/
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  3. Dportis11

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  4. ReeferRick

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    Are you an attorney?
     
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  5. Dportis11

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    I appreciate your comments and will answer a few details that show the injustice of our system and the unethical power corporations have over us. My case went to Federal Court and was motioned successfully to arbitration by the defense. The EEOC did an investigation and tried to settle the dispute. The investigator Reported that Ruan' s reason to terminate me was not Legitimate and could not be supported. A violation of 40;...has occurred. When I turn down a small settlement to walk away and keep quiet my attorney dismissed my case without prejudice, which allowed me to refile my case in federal court. I did not know my attorney dismissed my case until I received a letter from him several days later. Then we went to arbitration where Ruan presented a signed document and a Witness ( former dispatcher) that claimed I acted aggressively towards him in a private meeting. This alleged private meeting was Witnessed by another Ruan driver. The driver later
    testified in the hearing that he never signed any such document or witnessed any such meeting. The arbitrator acknowledged Ruan's Witness had lied, but parts of his story was truthful?? Ruan won the decesion. And we wonder why the unsafe working conditions continued during my 5 years with the company. Arbitration is a process used by the Union who did Nothing about the circumstances and the reason I resigned from the Union. The union was well aware of the unsafe working conditions and discrimination against employees who report the circumstances. My case went to the administrative law judge because of my claims of food contamination. I have more than a hundred pictures of these violations that were shown to OSHA but did nothing because I did not work for Kroger. The ALJ judge ruled in favor of the defense that claimed my complaints were untimely. I appealed the judge's decision and now my case is before the review board of the AL J.
     
  6. ReeferRick

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    How small of a settlement did you turn down? What would you have liked to receive?
     
  7. Dportis11

    Dportis11 Bobtail Member

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    No comment
     
  8. moloko

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    I am not an attorney, but have been a Plaintiff against former employers before. I have met some senior investigators at OSHA in San Francisco.

    There was this one time when I was a plaintiff, and I worked with my lawyer directly in drafting the actual legal complaint we were going to file in court. We had emailed it back and forth between each other for a week as we put the finishing touches on it. So when my former employer was reading our draft lawsuit, they were actually reading my own sentences and thoughts, with legal citations.

    That was amazing actually. Cussing out your boss and storming off the job is one thing. But knowing they were reading my actual words and my own narrative, and being the personal bearer of very bad news.. gave me a certain jolt of schadenfreude.
     
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  9. Dportis11

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    I understand. The way truck driver's respond to their bosses abuse is a major factor why this injustice and abuse continues. This forum was a good example. Drivers were actually critical of me for standing up to the Union, est. This is how naive drivers are, and why they are taken advantage of. If you saw the photographs and other evidence I have, you would be appalled. There is a big difference in employment law in California and Virginia. However, "the laws of safety should still apply here." This is why I have fought so hard and long for justice.
     
  10. ReeferRick

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    Just curious, what did your attorney specialize in? Based on your experience, im guessing you wouldn't recommend him/her?
     
  11. Dportis11

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    That would be correct. He was lazy and takes cases for a quick settlement. He stated in a memo to the defence..."We are 100% going to court" and the dismissed my case.
     
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