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Orange County Prosecutor Sues Toyota Over Defects

SANTA ANA, Calif. – (AP) The Orange County district attorney has filed a lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp., accusing the automaker of knowingly selling hundreds of thousands of vehicles with acceleration defects. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference Friday that his...

Judge In Toyota Lawsuit Says Sealed Settlement Likely

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A judge said Monday he's inclined to keep confidential a settlement between Toyota Motor Corp. and the relatives of four people killed when a driver was unable to stop a runaway Lexus. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony Mohr said he would probably sign such a...

New Claims Made Against Toyota In Automobile Defects Case

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. bought back cars from drivers who reported sudden acceleration defects, but the company didn't tell federal regulators about the problem, according to court documents filed in the sprawling litigation against the automaker. Plaintiffs' lawyers contend the...

Toyota Asks Court To Dismiss Acceleration Lawsuits

NEW YORK - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. asked a federal court to throw out lawsuits over acceleration defects in its cars, saying many of the plaintiffs never identified any defect or experienced sudden, unintended acceleration. The automaker filed its motion in court Monday. "Toyota is confident that...

Whistleblower Lawsuit Cites Rolls Plane Engine Flaws

INDIANAPOLIS - (AP) Rolls-Royce Corp. concealed repeated defects at an aircraft engine plant in Indianapolis and fired a safety official for reporting the problems, according to a whistleblower lawsuit filed in federal court. Lawyers for Thomas McArtor said a federal court in Indianapolis unsealed his...

Supreme Court Rejects Suit Alleging Ford Vehicles Caused Man's Cancer

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 declined to grant a petition for a writ of certiorari to a man who claims that his cancer was caused by defects in automobile windshields ( Ted A. McCracken v. Ford Motor Co. , No. 10-7327, U.S. Sup.; 2011 U.S. LEXIS 228). Ted A....

2nd Circuit: Failure to Disclose 'Known Uncertainties' States Securities Claim

In a May 25, 2012 decision in a long-running case that, among other things, could have important implications for the lawsuits recently filed against Facebook, the Second Circuit reversed the lower court's dismissal of the securities suit involving Ikanos Communications, holding that the plaintiff's...