Caterpillar Accused Of Selling Faulty Truck Engines

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT) -- Five Oklahoma-based companies on Monday accused Caterpillar Inc. of violating contracts by selling defective tractor-trailer engines that caused lost profits and downtime expenses.

According to a complaint filed in Oklahoma federal court, CAT falsely assured the companies that its C15 engine for semi-trucks was defect-free.

Plaintiffs Mid-Con Carriers, Petroleum Gas Products Inc., Downing Trucking Inc., Self & Dale's Construction LLC and Fox Express Inc. claim that their C15 engines broke down on numerous occasions and all attempts to repair the product had been fruitless.

The suit...
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