Yamaha Gets 4th Calif. Win Over Alleged Rhino Defects

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT) -- A jury in California state court found for Yamaha Motor Corp. on Friday in a suit claiming alleged defects in the company’s popular off-road vehicle left it prone to rollovers, the fourth such victory in the state over the past year.

Jurors returned a defense verdict fully favoring Yamaha, finding that no defects in the company’s Rhino 660 caused the accident that injured plaintiff Clifford McAnelly, according to Yamaha.

The win marks Yamaha’s fourth favorable jury verdict in California since last summer and its second in...
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