Caterpillar Inks $60M Deal To Exit Bus Engine Defect Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2016, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Caterpillar Inc. on Wednesday told a New Jersey federal judge that it has agreed to pay $60 million to end bus and trucking companies' class claims alleging that it sold bus engines with a defective anti-pollution system, but said that it still stands behind its legal positions and its products.

The class has alleged that an exhaust emission control system in Caterpillar's diesel engines is defective. (Credit: AP) The heavy equipment manufacturer said that it supports the plaintiffs' proposed settlement because going forward in the litigation could prove risky and expensive.

"Given the uncertainties and costs of continuing litigation, the proposed...

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