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October 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Yamaha Motor Corp. is suing two distributors of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles and a dealership, accusing them of violating its copyright and trademark rights by selling Chinese-made knockoffs of Yamaha-brand vehicles. The complaint was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Yamoto Motor Corp., Patriot Motorcycles Corp. and Family Motor Sports Inc.
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July 31, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Yamaha Motor Co., the world's second-largest motorcycle maker, cut its fiscal full-year net income forecast 23% because of falling demand in the U.S. for large motorcycles. The Japanese company cut its forecast to 45 billion yen ($416.8 million) from an earlier prediction of 59 billion yen, it said in a statement today. Sales will be 1.72 trillion yen, 6% lower than the initial forecast. Yamaha expects its first decline in operating profit in eight years as consumers in the U.S.
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REAL ESTATE
October 26, 1986
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA has purchased six acres of land adjacent to the company's 20-acre site in CC&F Cypress Business Center, Cypress. The Anaheim office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services represented both Yamaha and the seller, CC&F Cypress-Katella Investment Co., in the $5-million transaction.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. and the California Air Resources Board have settled a lawsuit involving about 400 motorcycles that were sold in California without meeting the state's emissions standards. Yamaha will buy back the motorcycles in question and either destroy them or re-sell them outside the state. It also will pay $1.2 million to the California Air Pollution Control Fund to support pollution-related research, $500,000 to a research institute and $300,000 to the state attorney general's office for legal fees.
BUSINESS
February 2, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it completed its acquisition of fishing boat manufacturer Skeeter Products Inc. of Kilgore, Texas, for $37.5 million. Cypress-based Yamaha, a unit of Yamaha Motor Co. of Tokyo, acquired Skeeter from New York-based Meridian Sports Inc.
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January 28, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Cypress College Foundation has named Yamaha Motor Corp. Distinguished Business Partner for 2000 and will recognize the company at the 25th annual Americana Awards Banquet to be held Feb. 26 at the Disneyland Hotel. Yamaha's Cypress-based headquarters has donated automobiles to city schools and has awarded scholarships totaling more than $50,000 to college-bound Cypress High School seniors. For information about the banquet, contact the foundation office at (714) 484-7126.
BUSINESS
January 26, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. and the California Air Resources Board have settled a lawsuit involving about 400 motorcycles that were sold in California without meeting the state's emissions standards. Yamaha will buy back the motorcycles in question and either destroy them or re-sell them outside the state. It also will pay $1.2 million to the California Air Pollution Control Fund to support pollution-related research, $500,000 to a research institute and $300,000 to the state attorney general's office for legal fees.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., a unit of Yamaha Motor Co., said Friday it will appeal the recent Alabama jury decision awarding $35 million to a 20-year-old man who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Jason Barron suffered severe brain damage when a borrowed ATV he was driving overturned on a dirt road in 1988. In announcing plans to appeal, Yamaha said the jury "made a decision based more on emotions than facts."
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June 18, 1998 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Vega says the princess he kissed turned into a frog. The lip lock lasted 55 hours. And instead of the dreamboat he expected, Vega says, he got her ugly sister. The object of his desire was a fishing boat. In a lawsuit filed this week, Vega accuses Yamaha Motor Corp. and Los Alamitos Race Course, among others, of reneging on a promise to give him a brand-new 17-foot Century fishing boat equipped with an 80-horsepower motor, canopy and tackle box--a total package valued at $15,000.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2005 | From Associated Press
Yamaha Motor Corp. is suing two distributors of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles and a dealership, accusing them of violating its copyright and trademark rights by selling Chinese-made knockoffs of Yamaha-brand vehicles. The complaint was filed this week in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against Yamoto Motor Corp., Patriot Motorcycles Corp. and Family Motor Sports Inc.
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June 20, 2001 | Marry Sorensen
If budget constraints and limited garage space mean you have room for only one motorcycle in your life, consider Yamaha's FZ-1. It's just plain fun, and darned functional too. A high handlebar and low foot pegs deliver an upright seating position, on a supportive saddle, that is comfortable for rider and passenger for long trips. Fuel capacity of 5 1/2 gallons and 40-mpg fuel efficiency make it possible to go for hours without stopping, if you so choose.
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January 28, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Cypress College Foundation has named Yamaha Motor Corp. Distinguished Business Partner for 2000 and will recognize the company at the 25th annual Americana Awards Banquet to be held Feb. 26 at the Disneyland Hotel. Yamaha's Cypress-based headquarters has donated automobiles to city schools and has awarded scholarships totaling more than $50,000 to college-bound Cypress High School seniors. For information about the banquet, contact the foundation office at (714) 484-7126.
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June 18, 1998 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jesus Vega says the princess he kissed turned into a frog. The lip lock lasted 55 hours. And instead of the dreamboat he expected, Vega says, he got her ugly sister. The object of his desire was a fishing boat. In a lawsuit filed this week, Vega accuses Yamaha Motor Corp. and Los Alamitos Race Course, among others, of reneging on a promise to give him a brand-new 17-foot Century fishing boat equipped with an 80-horsepower motor, canopy and tackle box--a total package valued at $15,000.
BUSINESS
June 10, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., a unit of Yamaha Motor Co., said Friday it will appeal the recent Alabama jury decision awarding $35 million to a 20-year-old man who was injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Jason Barron suffered severe brain damage when a borrowed ATV he was driving overturned on a dirt road in 1988. In announcing plans to appeal, Yamaha said the jury "made a decision based more on emotions than facts."
BUSINESS
February 2, 1996
Yamaha Motor Corp. USA said it completed its acquisition of fishing boat manufacturer Skeeter Products Inc. of Kilgore, Texas, for $37.5 million. Cypress-based Yamaha, a unit of Yamaha Motor Co. of Tokyo, acquired Skeeter from New York-based Meridian Sports Inc.
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October 13, 1988 | BRUCE HOROVITZ, Times Staff Writer
After an 11-year ride as Yamaha Motor Corp.'s advertising agency, Chiat/Day hit a brick wall on Wednesday. Yamaha dropped the Venice ad firm and handed its estimated $6-million motorcycle account to the Torrance-based agency, Saatchi & Saatchi DFS. Saatchi--which creates advertising for Toyota--already handles advertising for Yamaha's snowmobile division.
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June 14, 1990 | JEFFREY RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting a plea to stop the sale of public assets to foreign investors, Los Angeles County's Small Craft Harbor Commission on Wednesday endorsed a Japanese bid to buy a long-term lease on a Marina del Rey yacht center for $5.1 million. The Board of Supervisors still must approve the sale of the Aggie Cal Yacht Center to an American subsidiary of Yamaha Motors. The 7.2-acre property includes 115 boat slips, a boat showroom, a storage area and a parking lot.
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June 14, 1990 | JEFFREY RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rejecting a plea to stop the sale of public assets to foreign investors, Los Angeles County's Small Craft Harbor Commission on Wednesday endorsed a Japanese bid to buy a long-term lease on a Marina del Rey yacht center for $5.1 million. The Board of Supervisors still must approve the sale of the Aggie Cal Yacht Center to an American subsidiary of Yamaha Motors. The 7.2-acre property includes 115 boat slips, a boat showroom, a storage area and a parking lot.
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