Harley-Davidson hit with $1M defective motorcycle suit

By David Yates | Oct 5, 2017

BEAUMONT – A defective product liability suit has been brought against the Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group.

Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Kenneth and Mandy LaMountain filed the suit Sept. 20 in Jefferson County District Court. Cowboy Motorsports is also named as a defendant.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 17, 2016, Kenneth – “a highly experienced motorcycle driver” – purchased a 2017 Harley Touring Street Glide Special from Cowboy Motorsports.

Nine months later, on June 4, the LaMountains were traveling on I-10 in Lake Charles when the Harley’s engine oil cooling line system malfunctioned, causing oil to leak onto the rear tire and cause a crash, the suit alleges.

The plaintiffs contend the Harley’s line system and oil clamps contain a manufacturing defect.

Cowboy Motorsports is accused of failing to warn the plaintiffs of the defect.  

In addition to punitive and actual damages, the plaintiffs are suing for their past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, pain, impairment, lost earnings and disfigurement.

Beaumont attorney Ryan Schaper represents them.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E-200703

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