Judge backs jury’s verdict in MaxxForce case

John G Smith

JACKSON, TN – A Tennessee judge has denied a bid by Navistar to scrap a jury’s US $30.8-million verdict surrounding the sale of tractors powered by Maxxforce engines.

Judge Roy Morgan reviewed the verdict awarded to Milan Logistics Supply Chain, along with proof that Navistar knew it had issues with the engine but “took a course of action not to disclose and claimed it was just normal business practice.”

Morgan added US $1.3 million in legal fees to the award.

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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