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Prosecutor: Camry In Deadly Crash Not Among Those Recalled
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (AP) The inspection of a Toyota Camry involved in a deadly crash that sent a St. Paul man to prison supports his claim he did all he could to try to stop before the 2006 collision that killed three people, attorneys and a participating... Read More

Class Action Lawsuits Could Cost Toyota More Than $3 Billion
Posted on 9 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Toyota owners claiming that massive safety recalls are causing the value of their vehicles to plummet have filed at least 89 class-action lawsuits that could cost the Japanese auto giant $3 billion or more, according to an Associated... Read More

Judge Selects Lead Attorneys In Toyota Litigation
Posted on 16 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES – (AP) A federal judge on Friday drew upon a group of experienced attorneys who have handled some of the largest product liability cases in the U.S. to represent hundreds of consumers suing Toyota over sudden acceleration problems with... Read More

Government: Initial Probe Finds No New Toyota Issues
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A government investigation into runaway Toyotas has found no new safety defects beyond problems with accelerator pedals that explain reports of sudden acceleration in the vehicles, according to preliminary findings released Tuesday... Read More

Some Toyota Drivers Suing In U.S. For Full Refund
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) A group of Toyota owners sued the Japanese automaker Monday, demanding a full refund for their recalled cars and seeking a payout that could exceed several billion dollars. Dozens of Toyota owners in Arizona and Washington claim... Read More

Toyota Shareholders Sue Over Fallen Stock Price
Posted on 22 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Toyota shareholders incensed over a sudden drop in the Japanese automaker's stock price are heading to court with lawsuits claiming company executives deliberately misled investors and the public about the depth of accelerator... Read More

Toyota Knew About Lexus Problem 2 Years Ago
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOKYO - (AP) Toyota knew two years ago about the engine problem behind its latest Lexus recall, even changing the spring part to correct it, but did not think a recall was warranted until recently, a company official said Tuesday. Toyota Motor Corp. started... Read More

MDL Panel To Consider Locale Of Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO – (AP) A special panel of federal judges is being asked Thursday to consolidate before a single court dozens of proposed class-action lawsuits filed by Toyota owners who say the value of their vehicles has plummeted after millions were... Read More

Lawmaker Says Toyota Withheld Crash Lawsuit Evidence
Posted on 5 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (AP) A House lawmaker said Friday that internal Toyota documents show the automaker deliberately withheld key vehicle design and testing evidence in lawsuits filed by Toyota drivers injured in crashes. In a letter to Toyota's... Read More

Toyota Counts Rising Cost Of Recall Woes
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOKYO – (AP) A massive global recall, mounting legal bills and a battered reputation add up to a very expensive problem for Toyota. How expensive? Depends who you ask. With new developments emerging almost daily, predicting a final pricetag... Read More

Government Investigation Finds No Electronic Flaws In Toyotas
Posted on 8 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the... Read More

Judge Approves Discovery Plan in Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- (Chicago Tribune/AP) A federal judge approved a plan to share information in the sprawling litigation involving alleged defects in some Toyota vehicles. . . . read more Read More

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Judge To Limit Expert Witnesses In Toyota Cases
Posted on 24 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge overseeing sprawling litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. indicated Wednesday he will not allow plaintiffs' attorneys to call expert witnesses who work for the carmaker's competitors. In tentative opinions... Read More

Toyota To Pay $32.4 Million In Extra Fines
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to pay the government a record $32.4 million in additional fines to settle an investigation into its handling of two recalls at the heart of its safety crisis. The Transportation Department said late... Read More

Toyota Class Action Lawsuit To Start With Utah Case
Posted on 13 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge expects the first lawsuit to go to trial in a massive class action against Toyota Motor Corp. over a sudden acceleration problem that led the company to recall 14 million cars will involve a crash that killed two... Read More