Litigation

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 Japanese company compelled the owners to sign confidentiality agreements. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.