BENTON — John Deere tractor company faces a lawsuit over an allegedly defective steering system.
FCCI Insurance Company filed the complaint on June 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Deere & Company, alleging the tractor builder failed to design, manufacture and distribute safe tractors.
According to the complaint, a 2013 John Deere 1790 planter was damaged when its electronic steering system failed. The tractor belonged to the insurance company's policy holder, Scott Trovillion.
The insurance company claims John Deere breached its duty to inspect component tractor parts to ensure they were free of defects.
The plaintiff seeks judgment Trovillion's damages and interest. The insurance compnay is represented by Anthony J. Morrone of Cozen O’Connor in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:18-cv-01327-DRH-SCW