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In early 2018, Law360 named Bowman and Brooke a “2017 Product Liability Group of the Year,” marking the eighth time the firm has received this distinction in the past nine years.

Bellwether Trial Success Leads to End of Multi-Year Mass Tort

Orange County, CA
Nov 29, 2011

In re: Yamaha Rhino, MDL; and In re: Yamaha Rhino, JCCP 4561

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE.

Bowman and Brooke serves as national coordinating and trial counsel to Yamaha Motor Corporation in their Rhino vehicle litigation.  We directed the defense strategy of hundreds of cases nationwide, including cases consolidated in the JCCP in Orange County, California and in the MDL in the Western District of Kentucky.  Successes in this litigation include two bellwether defense verdicts: Holt v. Yamaha  (2010) and Sand v. Yamaha  (2011). Robles v. Yamaha  was the tenth defense trial in a row and, most significantly, signaled the end of this multi-year mass tort litigation.