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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.
Exclusion Deadline — January 3, 2022
Objection Deadline — January 12, 2022
Settlement Approval Hearing (Quebec) — January 27, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Settlement Approval Hearing (Ontario) — January 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Claim Filing Deadline — October 25, 2022
- An $8 million Settlement has been reached in class action lawsuits in Canada about whether Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar of Canada Corp. (“Caterpillar”) brand EPA 2007 Compliant C13 and C15 diesel engines with Advanced Emissions Combustion Reduction Technology (“ACERT”) manufactured in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, including Caterpillar Regeneration System (“CRS”) [“Subject Engines” or “Engines”], failed to work reliably, causing them to lose horsepower and shut down, requiring Caterpillar-authorized dealer technicians to repair the Engines, which they allegedly could not effectively do. Caterpillar denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and a Court has not decided who is right.
- The Settlement offers payments to original purchasers or original lessees, subsequent purchasers or subsequent lessees of vehicles with the Subject Engines. Class Actions have been authorized and certified respectively in Quebec (for Quebec residents) and in Ontario (for residents of the rest of Canada). If you are a Class member, you must file a claim in order to receive a payment.
- Your legal rights may be affected whether you do or do not act. Please read the notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
|Submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment. Click here to submit a claim.|
|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.|
|Write to the Settlement Administrator and the Parties about why you do not like the Settlement.|
ATTEND A HEARING
|Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.|
|Get no benefits. Give up any rights you might have to sue Caterpillar about the claims resolved by the Settlement.|
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in the notice.
- The Courts in charge of the Ontario and Quebec lawsuits still have to decide whether to approve the Settlement. If they do, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit a qualifying Claim Form. Please be patient.