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Amber Alert

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Court allows CRST to sue Werner

CRST Van Expedited may proceed with its case against Werner Enterprises for hiring away CRST drivers that were bound by employment contracts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled recently.

The appeals court took no position, however, on whether CRST likely would succeed as a matter of law. Rather, a three-judge panel in March overturned a U.S. district court’s dismissal of CRST’s complaint, saying that the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based carrier had adequately alleged a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL).

I have not heard too many horror stories about CRST, but why in the world would anyone want to drive for Werner is beyond me. With 100,000's of stories all over the internet and on all these forums. This battle in court is liable to take a few years, especially if they don't go any faster than there trucks!