Alleged Monopolization By John Deere Of The Market For Repair & Maintenance Services Of Its Agricultural Equipment
IF DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 12, 2018 TO THE PRESENT, YOU PURCHASED REPAIR SERVICES FROM JOHN DEERE OR FROM ONE OF JOHN DEERE’S AFFILIATED, AUTHORIZED DEALERS OR TECHNICIANS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEHOE LAW FIRM, P.C., [email protected], TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL LEGAL CLAIMS.
On January 12, 2022, a class action lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, on behalf of those persons and entities who purchased repair services from Defendant Deere & Co. (d/b/a John Deere) and John Deere affiliated independent dealerships and technicians in the John Deere repair services market for John Deere agricultural equipment from January 12, 2018 to the present.
According to the complaint, John Deere has deliberately monopolized the market for repair and maintenance services of John Deere agricultural equipment with Engine Control Units by making crucial software and repair tools inaccessible to farmers and independent repair shops.
Deere’s network of highly-consolidated independent dealerships, allegedly, is not permitted through their agreements with John Deere to provide farmers or repair shops with access to the same software and repair tools of the dealerships.
As a result of shutting out farmers and independent repair shops from accessing the necessary resources for repairs, John Deere and the dealerships, according to the complaint, have cornered the John Deere repair services market in the United States for John Deere-branded agricultural equipment controlled by Engine Control Units (“ECU”) and have, allegedly, derived supra-competitive profits from the sale of repair and maintenance services.
To view a copy of the antitrust class action complaint, please click here.
IF DURING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 12, 2018 TO THE PRESENT, YOU PURCHASED REPAIR SERVICES FROM JOHN DEERE OR FROM ONE OF JOHN DEERE’S AFFILIATED, AUTHORIZED DEALERS OR TECHNICIANS, YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEHOE LAW FIRM, P.C. JOHN KEHOE, ESQ., (215) 792-6676, EXT. 801, [email protected], [email protected], FOR A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL LEGAL CLAIMS.