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....

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