Yamaha Hit With Class Action Over Boat Engine Coating

Law360, Miami (July 23, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT) -- A putative class action filed by two named plaintiffs in Florida federal court Monday accuses Yamaha Motor Corp. USA of making outboard boating motors with a defective aluminum coating in the exhaust system that led to corrosion and premature engine failure.

Clifton Mitchell and Keith Johnson, both of Escambia County in northern Florida, claim that Yamaha should have been aware of the alleged defect and that it has not taken adequate action to provide a remedy for the proposed class, which includes Florida residents who purchased...
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