9th Circ. Urged To Rescue Yamaha Boat Motor Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (February 16, 2017, 8:32 PM EST) -- Purchasers of Yamaha boat motors urged the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to revive their proposed class action alleging the outboards were prone to corrosion, arguing the trial court wrongly ignored a private investigator's findings that the company was addressing the defect internally even as it blamed customers who complained.

During oral arguments in Pasadena, California, Van Bunch of Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC, representing several named plaintiffs in the consolidated suit, urged a three-judge panel to reverse U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell's ruling dismissing the case against Yamaha Motor Corp. USA and its Japanese parent, Yamaha Motor Company Ltd....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!