Motorcycle Accident Results

    • Motorcycle Accident - Motorcycle Accident $750,000.00

      $750,000 Verdict in the Butler v. Yamaha (U.S. Federal Court matter): Jury concluded Yamaha V- Max was defectively designed. Found Japanese manufacturers had knowledge of defect when they introduced motorcycle into U.S. marketplace (resulting in punitive damages award to Plaintiff). In this matter, thousands of documents were subpoenaed from manufacturer in Osaka, Japan. Documents were translated and analyzed, serving crucial factor in the jury-awarded verdict of $750,000. Yamaha vigorously appealed award to U.S. Court of Appeals. However, U.S. Court of Appeals, after hearing Mr. Piscitello’s argument, agreed that the bike was defective and that punitive damages were indeed appropriate.