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Toyota Trial Update: Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

August 28, 2013 – 3:07 pm | Comments Off
Toyota Trial Update:  Top Executive Focused On Boosting Car Sales

Taking the stand in a first wrongful death case against Toyota for the death of Noriko Uno, the Los Angeles Times reports that the top U.S. executive for Toyota sought to deflect questions on the …

Family Seek to Hold Toyota Accountable for Fatal Acceleration Accident

August 19, 2013 – 5:51 pm | Comments Off
Family Seek to Hold Toyota Accountable for Fatal Acceleration Accident

In the first Toyota sudden acceleration case to go to trial, Jim Lentz, the company’s North America Region CEO, must answer in court questions from plaintiffs’ counsel as to why Toyota failed to install a …

Death Toll From Unintended Acceleration Accidents Linked To Alleged Defect In Toyota Cars Continues To Rise

April 24, 2013 – 3:31 pm | Comments Off
Death Toll From Unintended Acceleration Accidents Linked To Alleged Defect In Toyota Cars Continues To Rise

Earlier this week, the latest lawsuit against Toyota for sudden, unintended acceleration that led to the death of the driver was filed by the family of Mussarat Chaudhary in California Superior Court.

Legal Mag Questions Sudden Acceleration “Truths” from Toyota

March 13, 2013 – 5:45 pm | Comments Off
Legal Mag Questions Sudden Acceleration “Truths” from Toyota

Toyota claims its sudden acceleration problems are over. But as reported by Corporate Counsel, some leading automotive experts aren’t buying it.

Settlement of Toyota Acceleration Cases Given Preliminary Approval

January 3, 2013 – 1:37 pm | Comments Off
Settlement of Toyota Acceleration Cases Given Preliminary Approval

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna granted preliminary approval on December 28, 2012 to a $1 billion settlement Toyota Motor Corporation reached with class counsel for owners of Toyota vehicles.

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits: Trials Scheduled For 2013

November 5, 2012 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off
Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits: Trials Scheduled For 2013

Despite setbacks experienced this past year in the sudden unintended acceleration federal litigation against Toyota, plaintiffs’ attorneys continue to be confident that they will succeed when the cases go to trial in 2013.
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Senator says NHTSA’s probe of Toyota Sudden Acceleration: Flawed

July 13, 2012 – 11:38 am | Comments Off
Senator says NHTSA’s probe of Toyota Sudden Acceleration: Flawed

The Los Angeles Times reported today that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley has raised concerns about a government investigation of sudden unintended acceleration problems in Toyota vehicles, saying the probe might have erroneously ruled out the …

Unintended Acceleration Lawsuits Against Toyota: First Trial Dates Set

March 6, 2012 – 1:19 pm | Comments Off
Unintended Acceleration Lawsuits Against Toyota: First Trial Dates Set

Toyota faces consolidated litigation in both California state court and federal court. Hundreds of plaintiffs accusing the automaker of concealing defects and failing to install the brake override safety device which caused its cars, including the Camry and the Prius, to suddenly accelerate.

Federal Director Testifies Government Knew of Malfunction

January 25, 2012 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off
Federal Director Testifies Government Knew of Malfunction

Eyewitness News reports that Joe McClelland, the Director of the Office of Electric Reliability under the Obama Administration, has come forward to report that his vehicle, a Toyota Prius, is affected by unintended sudden acceleration.

Tin Whiskers May Pose Sudden Acceleration Danger in Toyota Vehicles

January 23, 2012 – 6:05 pm | Comments Off
Tin Whiskers May Pose Sudden Acceleration Danger in Toyota Vehicles

Sharon Silke Carty, senior autos reporter at The Huffington Post, reports that Toyota “seized” on a February 2011 NASA study finding no evidence of electronic malfunction in Toyota sudden acceleration cases “as proof that Toyota’s …