Lease Driver Class Action Suit Against C.R. England
On May 27, 2011, California attorney Robert S. Boulter
filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of Charles Roberts and Kenneth McKay and similarly situated former and current lease drivers against Defendants C.R. England, Inc. and Horizon Truck Sales and Leasing. The case was filed in the Northern District of California but transferred to the District of Utah in April 2012. In April 2012, the law firms of Kravit, Hovel & Krawczyk S.C.
of Milwaukee, WI, associated on the case as class action counsel for the plaintiffs and proposed class. In August 2013, the Salt Lake City firm of Anderson & Karrenberg, P.C.
appeared in the action as co-counsel on behalf of the plaintiffs.
The suit charges that C.R. England and Horizon Trucks Sales and Leasing engaged in a fraud scheme to defraud class members out of money and labor via the lease driver program. Among other claims, the class-action complaint alleges that C.R. England and Horizon Trucks Sales and Leasing used false income statements and failed to disclose the high failure/turnover rate to secure class members’ agreement to become lease drivers. C.R. England also deceptively sought lease drivers by baiting the general public with advertisements for “guaranteed” employee “company driver” positions and then used fraudulent and manipulative techniques to switch candidates into the lease driver program. Plaintiffs Charles Roberts (Roberts) and Kenneth McKay (McKay) were among many victims of C.R. England’s fraudulent scheme.
On January 31, 2017, class certificaton was granted on certain claims. A full copy of Judge Shelby's Memorandum Decision And Order and copies of certain other pleadings filed in the lawsuit are available in the
case documents section of this website.
If you are a current or former lease driver for C.R. England we would appreciate
the opportunity to hear about your experience as a lease driver. Please contact Robert S. Boulter, C.J. Krawczyk, Benjamin Glicksman, Jon Harper, or Heather Sneddon.