Suzuki Triumphs in Motorcycle Product Liability Case

Suzuki Motor Corporation secured a resounding defense verdict in a high-stakes product liability lawsuit stemming from a 2014 motorcycle accident involving one of its motorcycles. A Fullerton jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of Suzuki, putting an end to the legal battle.

Why It Matters

This verdict marks a significant victory for Suzuki as it clears the company of any wrongdoing in the design of its 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle, which had been subject to a recall. The case revolved around allegations of a front brake defect that led to a fatal accident. The jury’s decision reaffirms Suzuki’s commitment to product safety and quality.

Key Points

  • Fullerton jury delivers a 12-0 defense verdict in favor of Suzuki Motor Corporation.
  • Lawsuit brought by Tina Achstein, claiming a design flaw in the front brake caused a fatal motorcycle crash.
  • The jury concluded that Suzuki’s front brake recall was not a contributing factor to the accident.
  • Suzuki presented compelling evidence that the front brake was fully functional and free from design defects.
  • The victory underscores Suzuki’s dedication to product integrity and safety.

Bottom Line

Suzuki successfully defends itself against product liability claims, with a jury unanimously ruling in its favor. This outcome reinforces Suzuki’s commitment to producing safe and reliable motorcycles, providing peace of mind to its customers and shareholders.


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