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Navistar International Corporation

After $31M ruling in Tennessee, Illinois companies sue Navistar over engine

Illinois trucking companies with nationwide operations have been burdened with unexpected towing, lodging and rental car expenses for their drivers due to problem-plagued Navistar vehicles in their fleets, three lawsuits filed last week allege.

The legal filings from Elk Grove Village, Mount Prospect and Normal companies came about two weeks after a Tennessee jury found Navistar guilty of committing fraud and violating state consumer-protection laws. The jury ordered the Lisle-based manufacturer to pay $30.8 million — including $20 million in punitive damages — to a Tennessee company over problems with its MaxxForce-brand diesel engines. That's the product line that's also at the...