Oregon jury rules John Deere not liable for accident

10/9/2009 | Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The

An Oregon jury ruled John Deere and a local distributor are not liable for a mowing accident. Kurt Norton accidentally backed over his daughter while using a riding mower on his lawn, which led to the amputation of her leg. Deere mower blades do not automatically stop when riding mowers are placed in reverse.

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