Texas Jury Clears Yamaha In Rhino ATV Liability Case

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 3:54 PM EDT) -- A Texas jury has freed Yamaha Motor Corp. USA of liability in a case brought by the family of a 13-year-old boy who died while riding one of the company's Rhino all-terrain vehicles.

Thursday's verdict, in the 163rd Judicial District Court of Orange County, Texas, rejected product liability claims brought by the family of Forest “Eddie” Ray, who died in September 2007.

According to the law firm Saiontz & Kirk PA, which represented Ray's family in the lawsuit, the facts of the Texas case included testimony...
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