Caterpillar Sold Vehicles With Defective Engines, Suit Says

Law360, New York (April 04, 2013, 1:30 PM ET) -- Industrial machinery giant Caterpillar Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Tuesday in New Jersey federal court alleging it leased and sold heavy-duty vehicles with defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar advertised they would.

BK Trucking Co. alleges that Caterpillar has known for years that its Caterpillar C13 and C15 Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology diesel engines in its trucks and other heavy-duty vehicles were defective, yet concealed the problems while still touting the engines’ high quality...
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