Welcome to the Information Website for the In re: Caterpillar C13 and C15 Settlement


Update July 20, 2018:

On July 19, 2018, the Court approved distributing of payments to Settlement Class Members. Click here to view a copy of that letter. Epiq will issue those payments by Friday, July 27, 2018. Please allow several days for delivery of the check, if you are to receive one. Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this matter. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-888-593-5379.



Update July 5, 2018:

We are nearly finished processing all claims and recalculating awards for eligible claimants. There are approximately 100 claims where more than one party is claiming ownership of an eligible engine for the same time period and a Special Master has been appointed to review the documentation related to those claims and make ownership determinations. Once that work is complete, we can finalize awards and mail checks. Click here to view updated documents filed with the Court. We continue to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-888-593-5379.



Update June 11 2018:

Since April 6, 2018 we have been working diligently to recalculate awards for all eligible claimants. We are nearly finished with our work and expect to be in a position to issue corrected payments to all eligible claimants by mid-July. Click here to view updated documents that have been filed with the Court. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and appreciate your patience as we have worked to resolve this matter. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 1-888-593-5379.



Update May 16 2018:

We apologize for any frustration and inconvenience the delay in re-mailing your settlement check may be causing you. At this time, we do not have an exact payment date or an exact payment amount that you can expect to receive. We are currently working closely with Class Counsel and the Court to finalize the calculations and all parties are working as quickly as possible. We will be in a position to re-mail the Settlement checks shortly after the calculations have been finalized and approved by Class Counsel and the Court. Click here to view the various letters the Court and Class Counsel have written.


Update April 11 2018:

On March 30, 2018, settlement checks were mailed to Class Members who submitted a valid Claim Form in connection with the class action lawsuit entitled In re: Caterpillar C13 and C15 Engine Products Liability Litigation, Case 1:14-cv-03722-JBS-JS.

The Settlement Administrator identified a calculation error shortly after the checks mailed. If you received a check, please do not attempt to cash, negotiate, or deposit the check, as a stop payment was placed on all settlement checks. The Settlement Administrator is working to resolve this matter and promptly reissue settlement checks.


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.

Important Dates

  • Manufactured Years
    2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009
  • August 6, 2016
    Deadline to Exclude Yourself from the Settlement
  • August 21, 2016
    Deadline to Object to the Settlement
  • September 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
    Fairness Hearing
  • March 20, 2017
    Online Claim Filing Deadline
  • March 20, 2017
    Postmarked Deadline for Claim Filing Deadline