Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/18/13
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain. Jimmy Haslam runs Pilot Flying J, which was founded by his father. Gov. Bill Haslam left the company to run for Knoxville mayor in 2003 and still has an ownership stake. Their prominent positions certainly give them incentive to put the scandal behind them as quickly as possible: Bill Haslam has a looming re-election campaign, and Jimmy Haslam could face sanctions from the NFL if it isn't dealt with. A judge has given initial approval to a class-action settlement to reimburse customers with interest, though there is no guarantee all those wronged will join. That settlement was approved Tuesday, just three months after a scheme among Pilot's sales force to cheat customers was made public i...
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