The complaint alleges that Harlan Global is putting old Allison transmissions into new tractors and selling the tractors around the world as having new components. Harlan’s advertisements allegedly do not inform the purchasing public that the tractors manufactured and sold by Harlan include previously used components obtained from a source other than the original manufacturer (Allison) or an authorized remanufacturer. Allison has received complaints from consumers.
Allison Transmission, Inc. v. Harlan Global Manufacturing LLC
Court Case Number: 1:10-cv-00789-SEB-TAB
File Date: Monday, June 21, 2010
Plaintiff: Allison Transmission, Inc.
Plaintiff Counsel: Mary J. Frisby of Barnes & Thornburg
Defendant: Harlan Global Manufacturing LLC
Cause: Federal Trademark Infringement Under The Lanham Act, False Designation of Origin/False Advertising Under the Lanham Act, Counterfeiting Under the Lanham Act, Dilution, Unfair Competition Under Indiana Common Law, Common Law Trademark Infringement
Court: Southern District of Indiana
Judge: Judge Sarah Evans Barker
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Tim A. Baker