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Tue December 29, 2009

Arrow Truck Lawsuit

Tulsa, OK – Former employees sue Arrow Trucking after shutdown

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Some former employees of Arrow Trucking Co. have sued the company after it suddenly suspended operations last week and laid off workers.

The federal lawsuit claims the Tulsa-based company violated laws that govern mass layoffs and business closures. Philadelphia attorney Charles Ercole, who is representing more than 30 former Arrow employees, filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa.

The ex-employees say that under federal law, companies must give a 60-day notice for mass layoffs. The lawsuit also alleges the company failed to pay employees, reimburse their expenses or former medical insurance premiums to carriers in the weeks before the shutdown.

The company and its CEO, Doug Pielsticker, are named as defendants in the lawsuit. Pielsticker has released a statement saying the company is negotiating with its principal lender.

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Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com