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Lawsuit Happy

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Terrel L. Shields, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. Terrel L. Shields

    Terrel L. Shields Elite Member
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    FYI - Kubota (japanese) and Kioti (Korean by same company who builds Kia cars) tractors are orange-red.

    The crux of the suit above revolved around Kubota suing Kioti over the color. Nothing else was really an issue. Kioti used the same color since 1986 which was a darker shade of orange [similar to old Allis-Chalmbers burnt Orange] than Kubota. In 1999, Kubota changed its color slightly making it even more similar to Kioti, but Kubota sued Kioti in 2001±. The suit is settled. Kioti tractors will now be a slightly difference shade of burnt orange. In a test on Kioti dealers they were asked to pick the new Kioti color, the old kioti color and the post-99 Kubota color. It was a random split...no body could tell the difference. Our courts were tied up over the issue of what shade of orange a tractor should be....does anyone else think this insane?
     
  2. Patti Jury

    Patti Jury Senior Member

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    :rainfro: :rainfro: :p :angry:

    :redface: B) :( <_< :asleep: :cry: :question:

    I have no opinion on this matter!
     
  3. DB

    DB Elite Member

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    Until recently, I thought that all tractors should be Orange (AC) or Red (MF) ..... I have since discovered the joys of Green and don't care what color they paint their @@#$#!#$@#$%$!#$!$%$$@!#$#$!$!#$!#$ Japanese or Korean or Russian tractors ...... :)
     
  4. jay trotta

    jay trotta Elite Member

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    as long as no one has to take money out of their pocket for "court expense" this will go on forever.

    Funniest thing is, these folk who run the Court System are highly edumacated, spend years in school and have no interest in not "wasting" public funds. Considering how many times one item is "taxed" - it's easy to see how these "unlimited" Funds can be wasted, because the "public" has not risen up against it, since the days of the "Boston Tea Party".

    the curren political foo fara, is the best example as to why other country's around the world, hate us. The stupidity of this hoopla and monies wasted is pathetic.


    :ph34r:
     
  5. Terrel L. Shields

    Terrel L. Shields Elite Member
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    Patti said
    The "Jury" is out?? :p

    Doug said
    There is no paint color for an American Tractor because there are no American built tractors. :blink: :blink:

    My John Deere had a French engine, German injector pump, and was built in Italy. :eek:

    The suit is likely the result of the fact Kioti is getting an increasingly larger Market share and a rumor once started that Kioti's were just Kubotas built in Korea.

    It took Two years and a month to say "No." in the suit against me. That lawsuit should have been done in 60 days, the plaintiffs should have had to pay all court costs and a punitive fee for the utter waste of time. As the court said, they were free to ignore
    Not one single fact was presented. All the claims were speculative- mostly wild allegations such that I told someone at the bank days before I set foot on the place what the appraised price would be and that I only used the amount of the previous owner's mortgage to arrive at a value estimate. Our courts are clogged with this crap.
     
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