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United States of America, Plaintiff, v. Kubota North America Corporation, a Corporation, also d/b/a Kubota Engine Corporation, Kubota Tractor Corporation, Kubota Manufacturing of America, Kubota Industrial Equipment Corporation, and Great Plains Manufacturing Incorporated/Landpride, Defendant.

Case Summary

Tractor maker Kubota North America Corporation will pay a $2 million civil penalty as a result of a Federal Trade Commission action against the company for falsely labeling some of its replacement parts as being “Made in USA.”

Under a stipulated court order filed by the Department of Justice on the FTC’s behalf and agreed to by the company, Kubota will be prohibited from making deceptive claims in addition to requiring them to pay the penalty, which is the largest ever in a Made in USA case.