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    Plaintif, Corbin Seats, BMW & The Courts

    You are gonna love this. Had it been me I think I would have called all the ladies I know.


    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...ction-lawsuit/
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    BMW is lucky the guy didn't have an accident when in "this condition." He could have added "caused distracted riding" to his suit.

    You will note, very few BMW riders are delighted with factory saddles. Perhaps it is just modesty that prevents most of us from complaining about the real problem Not too many good words about Corbin saddles either in recent years. So what do us wimps do? We bitch a bit, then spend several hundred dollars on after-market saddles that provide "comfort" as we individually define that term.

    Now that we have a leader, maybe we should be looking at a Class Action Suit against BMW for ALL our saddle woes! Yeah, that will fix things! If successful, it will raise the price of new (and used) bikes by several thousand dollars - but hey, it is the principal that matters. A happy butt (and also other nearby anatomical parts) is our RIGHT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    You are gonna love this. Had it been me I think I would have called all the ladies I know.


    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news...ction-lawsuit/
    I have a used Corbin seat for sale........fits an R11RS...........$250 buys you years of freedom from the little blue pills.
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    More proof that anyone can sue anyone else about anything at all. Does remind me of a story of a friend of mine who had prostate surgery and
    got a penis pump installed...and found that certain motorcycle seats had a distracting effect on him....
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    that original article was posted about a year ago.
    wonder how it worked out? Given that we never heard anything else on it, i suspect that his case eventually went limp.
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    The evidence wouldn't stand up in court.

    Like Pastorious - he hasn't got a leg to stand on, but at least he still has a spring in his step.

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    The court probably recognized him as just another hardened criminal.
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    I rode to Hollister last week and had a one-piece seat installed on my 2003 R1150RS - the techs there said they had a great laugh about it at the time - not heard anything since.

    Please note that Corbin no longer offers the Erection Option on their seats...:-(
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    Permanent erection lawsuit against BMW thrown out

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    now the court should make him pay part of the defense costs for Corbin and BMW
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    If the vibration from a K100 caused a 20-month erection, what would a ride on a Harley have done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    If the vibration from a K100 caused a 20-month erection, what would a ride on a Harley have done?
    Perhaps that's why they ride those things.
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    Don't they try these types of cases before a civil jury, in most states?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RINTY View Post
    Don't they try these types of cases before a civil jury, in most states?
    Yes.

    I looked at the Court Clerk's Minutes online; the Minutes are the Clerk's notes of what transpired in the courtroom. The case was indeed mid-trial and before a jury; a number of witnesses had already testified.

    It's common in civil litigation that after the Plaintiff has presented evidence, the Defendant/s move for nonsuit - asking the Judge to rule that, as a matter of law, the evidence presented is insufficient to submit to the jury. In this case, the Judge found that while the Plaintiff had established that he had priapism, he did not present more than speculative evidence that his condition was caused by the ride on the bike. To proceed to the jury, the Plaintiff had to show credible evidence (not speculation) that the ride on the bike caused this physical condition. The Judge concluded that the Plaintiff had not made this showing.

    Defendant/s can now move to recover their costs of suit (filing and service fees and deposition costs).
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    Thanks Dave.

    The facts of this case obviously didn't sit well with the judge.
    Last edited by RINTY; 03-20-2014 at 01:37 PM.
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