John Deere asks for court ruling in Central Illinois “Right to Repair” lawsuit ahead of trial

The U.S. District Court in Central Illinois is considering several motions filed by John Deere, including the company’s request for the court to rule on the case against the company before a trial is held.

As a December court date nears in the Midwest, arguments continue across the country regarding a farmer’s “Right to Repair” machinery purchased from the agricultural giant John Deere.

Nearly two dozen farmers across several states have filed class-action lawsuits seeking damages from the equipment manufacturer for the cost of repairs. In these lawsuits, the plaintiffs claim the company withheld information for producers to be able to do it themselves.

Right now, The U.S. District Court in Central Illinois is considering several motions filed by John Deere, including asking the court to rule on the case based on the facts presented before a trial is held.

That upcoming hearing is scheduled for December 12, 2023.

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