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Yamaha Rhino found NOT Guilty in first court case!

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I pulled this off of www.truthaboutrhino.com today, and had to post it up!!

For all of you out there who have been supporting Yamaha in their fight against an onslaught of legal accusations......you should be EXTREMELY interested in hearing how Yamaha's first actual jury trial this week in Texas went down!

"Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. Statement on Ray vs Yamaha Trial Verdict

Jury finds no product defect with Yamaha Rhino

Yamaha is saddened whenever anyone is injured in a Yamaha product-related accident, and we urge all our customers to follow the safety recommendations on our products and, as importantly, to always operate the products in a safe and responsible manner.

The jury’s decision to reject the plaintiff’s claims and award no damages in this case is appropriate. The jury made a decision based on the facts. The testimony and evidence during the trial showed that this tragic accident had nothing to do with the design of the product. Yamaha’s top priority is and always has been the safety of our customers, and we pride ourselves on the safety and quality of our products.

This accident demonstrates the importance of following the safety guidelines posted on the vehicles and the owner’s manuals. Rhinos are designed for off-road use only, and the vehicle is only recommended for adult drivers aged 16 or older with a valid driver’s license. Passengers must be large enough to keep their backs against the seat backs with both feet firmly on the floorboard. Drivers and passengers should wear helmets and the vehicle’s three-point seat belts at all times.

Yamaha stands firmly behind the Rhino as a safe and useful off-road vehicle and will continue to vigorously defend the product. To learn more about the Yamaha Rhino, visit our website www.truthaboutrhino.com."

Also....here is a link to a story I found about the trial yesterday!


(Please note the poll on the right side of the story page! Keep up the support, and vote!!!)

As I have said on several other forums today and yesterday, this is HUGE for Yamaha, huge for the industry, and huge for any enthusiast of the Yamaha Rhino (maybe even for other UTV's)!

From what I have been reading, it's the plaintiff's attorneys who were pushing for a trial in front of a jury....they must have thought that they could sway "normal people" the same way they have succeeded in swaying the media and others who were never presented with the proper facts.

Well.....it appears that when this jury WAS presented with the correct information (again, something which the media and the attorneys have never done!), and Yamaha was allowed to present the facts......that common sense prevailed, and the Yamaha Rhino was NOT found to be defective! (I have a mental picture of the Plaintiff's attorneys pushing a Rhino into the courtroom, and, after getting the attention of Judge and Jury, sitting in it and telling it to flop over onto it's side....but it just sits there. Quietly......I know...I'm a little weird! LOL!)

The fact that they won this first case is important because, if I recall from my pre-law courses, future cases will look back on this case and will take into account how it was ruled - plus, it should take some of the wind out of all of these plaintiff attorneys sails - AND it restores my FAITH in MANKIND - at least for a while!

I applaud Yamaha for not rolling over (NO pun intended!) and giving in when the odds seemed stacked against them - for believing wholeheartedly in their product and in their company - for fighting the good fight for all of us Rhino people out here - and for retaining utmost professionalism at all times, which is even evident in this press release......

They have won this battle, but the war isn't over. Let's make sure we do all we can to keep the momentum going in Yamaha's (and ultimately, all of ours) favor! I am headed over to the CBS website to make sure they see the results of this trial!!

PS -I can't tell you how good it is to see that some people actually DO use their heads, and can figure things out for themselves! Kudos to the jury who saw through the BS and made the right decision!!

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I my self glad to see corporations fighting back! in this day in time it's always some one else s fault. know one takes responsibility any more don't get me wrong I never like seeing any one get hurt but no matter how you brake it down I personally would guess over 90% of the injures do to atc, atv, utv, mc, goes back to the rider or in youth models the parents I started riding when I was 5 years old on a Suzuki 50 three wheeler from day one safety was all ways first. and I can tell you every incident that I can recall being on 3 wheelers and the past 4 wheelers iv owned. I can think back and trace it back to something I did.

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