Jury Snubs Yacht Makers In Cracking Gel Coat Trial

Law360, New York (July 28, 2009, 4:13 PM EDT) -- Two luxury yacht manufacturers have suffered a blow in their $405 million lawsuit over an allegedly defective gel coat, with a federal jury finding that the defendants weren't liable for damages related to disenchanted purchasers' complaints of cracking in their yachts' cosmetic finish.

The jury's verdict, which came Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, held that Cook Composites and Polymers had not breached a warranty applicable to its 953 series gel coat used on yachts manufactured by plaintiffs Viking Yacht...
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