April 3rd, 2013
On April 2, 2013, Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP and its co-counsel filed a Class Action Complaint ("Complaint") in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of a plaintiff and members of the proposed Class, against Caterpillar, Inc. (“Caterpillar”), alleging violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, and express and implied warranties. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that certain trucks and other heavy duty vehicles produced by Caterpillar for the model years 2007-2011 are defective in that they contain defective emissions and regeneration systems within the engines and are predisposed to constant failure. Most owners and lessees of vehicles containing the engines have had to repair or replace their emission and regeneration systems multiple times, thereby incurring costly repairs and replacements.
The lawsuit seeks to represent a class of all individuals in New Jersey who purchased, not for resale, trucks and other heavy duty vehicles containing defective emissions and regeneration systems in their model year 2007 through 2011 Caterpillar C-13 and C-15 Advanced Combustion Emission Reduction Technology diesel Engines.