Yamaha Escapes $20M Suit Over Rhino ATV Crash

Law360, New York (March 21, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT) -- An Ohio jury let Yamaha Motor Corp. off the hook Monday in a $20 million suit over the death of a 10-year-old girl in an offroad vehicle accident, despite finding the vehicle to be defective in its design or warnings.

Following more than nine hours of deliberation spanning two days, a Warren County Court of Common Pleas jury found that while the Rhino side-by-side all-terrain vehicle was defective in its design, warnings or in failing to conform to representations made by its manufacturer, it was not...
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