Man sues BMW for giving him 20-month erection after motorcycle ride

A man has filed a lawsuit against BMW North America claiming that a four-hour ride on his 1993 BMW bike has caused him to have an erection for 20 months.

It is not entirely unheard of for an automobile or motorcycle company to be sued, but a new lawsuit waged against BMW North America appears to be a first. By now you’ve probably seen an erectile dysfunction commercial saying to call a doctor if your erection lasts more than 4 hours. But what it lasted 20 months? A California man is currently suing BMW and Corbin-Pacific, a motorcycle-seat maker because he claims that a four-hour trip on his 1993 BMW motorcycle has given him “a severe case of priapism” (a persistent erection). The man alleges that his unfortunate case of priapism has now gone on for 20 arduous months. Henry Wolf and his lawyer Vernon Bradley filed the lawsuit last Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco. Wolf claims that the bike’s ribbed “banana” seat design caused his affliction.

Wolf v. BMW reads as follows:

“Plaintiff was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacific seat. The ride lasted approximately two hours each way to plaintiff’s destination, after which plaintiff developed a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection). Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants.


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BMW should settle with the guy and then use this as a marketing campaign. Why spend a lifetime on Viagra or Cialis when you can have an awesome, chick-magnet motorcycle AND be ready for action too? BOOYA!
First his is girlfriend complaining and second where can I get this seat.
This is a joke. He has no case. There's no evidence that suggests the seat design could cause such a condition. Even if there does turn out to be proof that the seat is the cause, it's impossible to say the seat was designed negligently as there was no way to know this would occur. While his condition is unfortunate, it's unjust to blame BMW for it and make them take *fault* for something beyond their control.
Let's hear it for anonymous legal opinions! W00t!
I'd like to see this stand up in court.