Trucking company in North Dakota oil patch says lawsuit by former employee should be dismissed

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — A trucking company in the North Dakota oil patch says a lawsuit by a former employee over overtime pay is without merit.

Devon Seeling, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, has filed a federal complaint against Moorhead, Minnesota-based AM-PM Trucking LLC, which formerly maintained an office in Underwood, North Dakota. The suit is seeking class action status.

Seeling says the company paid drivers a percentage of the revenue generated by each truckload, rather than overtime pay as required by law. Seeling was employed with the company for one month.

The company denies that Seeling "regularly worked" and says his allegations that other drivers regularly work over 40 hours per week are false. The defendants say the suit should be dismissed.

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