Class-Action Lawsuits Filed Against Tractor Supply Company, Smitty’s Supply, Orscheln, CITGO, and Old World Industries for Sales of “303” Tractor Hydraulic Fluid Products
As reported in JobbersWorld on July 16, 2018
Three class-action lawsuits have been filed in Cass County, Missouri claiming that the defendants (Tractor Supply Company, Smitty’s Supply, Orscheln, CITGO, and Old World Industries) conduct has harmed consumers by inducing them to purchase and use “303” tractor hydraulic fluid (THF) products, on the false promise that the 303 THF products meet certain specifications and by directly or implicitly representing that the products are safe for use in farm, construction and logging equipment and have certain characteristics and qualities that protect equipment from wear and damage when, in reality, the products do not meet any specifications and cause harm, increased wear and damage to consumers’ equipment.
Each of the defendants answered the complaints and denied any knowledge that representations of the products were false, and denied that they are liable to the plaintiffs in any amount.
Links to the Class Action filings:
ORSCHELN FARM AND HOME AND CITGO
OLD WORLD INDUSTRIES
TRACTOR SUPPLY COMPANY AND SMITTY’S SUPPLY