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August 25, 2017

Unanimous Verdict in Two-Week Polaris Off-Road Vehicle Trial

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After a two-week trial, a Syracuse, New York federal court jury returned a unanimous defense verdict for Polaris in a case involving the Polaris Ranger off-road vehicle. C.C., an infant, by and through her Guardian Ad litem, Paul M. Deep, Plaintiff v. Polaris Industries Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, Case No. 14-cv-975, Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby presiding.

Plaintiff alleged that defects in a 2013 Ranger XP 900 side-by-side off-road vehicle caused the loss of her non-dominant left hand in a September 29, 2013, crash in which plaintiff, then age 11, lost control of her father’s Ranger, tipping the vehicle onto the driver side. Plaintiff’s hand was traumatically amputated during the crash.

Polaris was represented by its lead counsel, Paul G. Cereghini of Bowman and Brooke in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as Jeffrey C. Warren of Bowman and Brooke in Phoenix, Arizona, Jennifer Bullard of Bowman and Brooke in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Robert A. Barrer of Barclay Damon LLP of Syracuse, New York.

View the full verdict report here.

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