UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
In re: Caterpillar, Inc. C13 and C15 Engine Products Liability Litigation
Welcome to the Information Website for the In re: Caterpillar C13 and C15 Settlement
Important Compensation Information:
Please note at the moment we are still processing claims and currently some of the Class Member records require further review and adjudication by a special master. We estimate that the special masters review will be finished towards the end of October/November 2017. When the review is complete we can commence sending out compensation to claims approved for payment.
If you ever owned or leased a truck, bus or other vehicle with certain Caterpillar engines, you may be entitled to a payment from a class action settlement.
A $60 million Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Caterpillar Inc. (“Caterpillar” or “Defendant”) brand engines with exhaust emission control systems, known as the CAT Regeneration System (“CRS”), failed to work reliably, causing its C13 and C15 on-highway diesel engines to lose horsepower and shut down and requiring Caterpillar authorized dealer technicians to repair the Engines, which they allegedly could not effectively do. The Defendant denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.
The Settlement offers payments to current and former owners and lessees of vehicles with EPA 2007 Compliant Caterpillar On Highway C13 and C15 engines (manufactured in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) (“Subject Engines”). If you are a Class Member, you must file a claim in order to receive a payment.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this website carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM||Submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment.|
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF||Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against Caterpillar for the claims at issue in the Settlement.|
|OBJECT||Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.|
|GO TO A HEARING||Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.|
|DO NOTHING||Get no benefits. Give up any rights you might have to sue Caterpillar about the claims resolved by the Settlement.|