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.
No Defect in Polaris Suspension
In Andrews' November 6, 2001 issue a defense verdict for our client Polaris Industries is profiled. A Massachusetts state court jury found no defect in a Polaris all-terrain vehicle. Plaintiff claimed that the vehicle had been defectively designed and manufactured, and that Polaris had breached an implied warranty of merchantability. The defendant countered that the suspension component broke as the result of the accident, in which plaintiff tumbled over a three-foot embankment before rolling over. The jury agreed with Polaris, returning a defense verdict at the close of the three-day trial.