Author Topic: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...  (Read 1268 times)

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Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« on: December 23, 2011, 05:51:55 pm »
[source: Motorcycle.com]
A Sacramento Superior Court jury has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Harley-Davidson involving a 2009 accident that left one of the plaintiffs with severe brain injuries.

Judy Wilson was injured in an April 11, 2009, crash after her husband, Jack, locked the rear wheel of his non-ABS equipped 2008 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. The plaintiffs contended they believed their  was equipped with ABS because the instrument panel had an ABS indicator icon and from the salesperson?s sales pitch. The Wilsons sought $2.6 million in damages.

The defense argued the salesperson never said the model was equipped with ABS. Harley-Davidson lawyers argued ABS and non-ABS versions of the same model have identical instrument panels, with the indicator light disabled on non-ABS versions. The defense argued it was not a manufacturer defect to have a position on the instrument panel for an ABS indicator for models without ABS.

The jury deliberated for just half a day before ruling there was no defect and the dealership did not mislead the plaintiffs about whether the Road Glide was equipped with ABS.

The case could have had far-reaching consequences for motorcycle manufacturers if the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. If they ruled a defect existed, manufacturers could have to produce separate instrument panels for the same models with or without ABS.

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Re: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 11:36:25 pm »
HMMmmmmmm.......
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Re: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 01:01:11 pm »
A common sense verdict from a California jury...................I guess miracles do happen. Disgusted that someone would bring that lawsuit to begin with instead of being responsible for their own actions. Goes back to PJ's t-shirt......"If loud pipes save lives imagine what learning to ride that thing could do."
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Re: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 01:22:35 pm »
seems to me someone looking for "easy" money.  Sucks she was in an accident and might never be the same, but thats the risk we take everyday.  Arent most (vehicles)Bikes that have ABS have a stick on it somewhere showing that it has it?  The couple might have wanted to "settle" outside of court for some pocket change, suprised they didnt do that anyway.

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Re: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 11:36:49 pm »
"Goes back to PJ's t-shirt......"If loud pipes save lives imagine what learning to ride that thing could do."

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Re: Harley's ABS Lawsuit Has Been Dropped...
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 10:17:37 pm »
People never want to be responsible for their own stupidity and ABS does not replace basic skills (hence, rear brake only).   That said, it's cheap enough to put a blank in instead of one marked ABS. It is something they might want to consider...