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Toyota Forfeits $1.2B, Accepts Deferred Prosecution In Sudden-Acceleration Probe
Posted on 20 Mar 2014 by Tom Moylan

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) Toyota Motor Corp. will forfeit $1.2 billion as part of a deferred criminal prosecution agreement for wire fraud for allegedly misleading consumers, the federal government and Congress about “sudden acceleration”... Read More

California Federal Court Cites Morrison In Dismissing Non-U.S. Purchasers From Infineon Securities Lawsuit
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

It has been a long road -- one that included among other things, an amicus brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court in connection with Morrison v. National Australia Bank - but the defendants in the Infineon Technologies securities suit have managed to have... Read More

Toyota Agrees To Fund Settlement Of Unintended Acceleration Cases Worth Up To $1.4 Billion
Posted on 28 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

Attorney representing Toyota owners calls settlement "extraordinarily hard-fought, exceptionally far-reaching" LOS ANGELES - The attorneys representing Toyota owners who claim that their vehicles are prone to sudden, unexplained acceleration... Read More

MDL Judge Rules That Consumers May Pursue Acceleration Lawsuit Against Toyota - Download The Order
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A federal judge has ruled that a case against Toyota seeking damages related to claims of unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles may move forward, the Hagens Berman law firm announced May 16 ( In Re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended... Read More

Federal Panel Grants Request To Expand, Rename Toyota Litigation
Posted on 15 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES -- In selecting U.S. District Judge James V. Selna to hear more than 100 federal lawsuits filed around the country against Toyota, a federal judicial panel also granted a formal request by the Lanier Law Firm to rename the litigation and expand... Read More

Central District Of California Rejects Toyota Shareholders' Japanese Law Securities Claims
Posted on 15 Jul 2011 by Kevin M. LaCroix

The U.S. Supreme Court's June 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank looked like the end of securities claims in U.S. courts on behalf so-called "f-cubed" claimants - that is, foreign shareholders of foreign-domiciled companies... Read More

Toyota MDL To Be Located In Los Angeles
Posted on 14 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES — The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPMDL) announced April 9 that Toyota litigation cases should be sent to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California for consolidated pretrial proceedings. The panel... Read More

Toyota Seeks To Have Much Of Minnesota Lawsuit Dismissed
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) Attorneys for Toyota Motor Corp. asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss most of the claims filed by a Minnesota man who was incarcerated after a fatal crash involving a 1996 Camry, saying the automaker had no direct connection to... Read More

Toyota Safety In Spotlight After Fatal Utah Crash
Posted on 16 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) The deadly crash of a Toyota Camry in western Utah is being blamed on a sticky gas pedal, the same problem that led the world's largest automaker to recall the car for repairs early this year. The 2008 Camry slammed into a rock... Read More

Drivers Complain That Toyota's Fixes Didn’t Work
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

DETROIT – (AP) At least 15 Toyota drivers have complained to U.S. safety officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under recalls for sticky gas pedals or floor mat problems, according to an Associated Press analysis... Read More

Judge Tentatively Refuses To Dismiss Toyota Lawsuits
Posted on 10 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SANTA ANA, Calif. - (AP) A federal judge who said he's inclined to let personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. move forward heard arguments Thursday from Toyota attorneys hoping to dissuade him. U.S. District Judge James... Read More

NHTSA: 89 Deaths Tied To Toyota Acceleration
Posted on 26 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles may have been involved in the deaths of 89 people over the past decade, upgrading the number of deaths possibly linked to the massive recalls, the government said Tuesday. The National... Read More

Family Of Officer Killed In Crash Sues Toyota
Posted on 8 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO – (AP) Relatives of a family killed in a high-speed crash that galvanized attention around safety flaws of Toyotas and led to the recalls of millions of cars have sued the world's largest automaker for product liability and negligence... Read More

Orange County Prosecutor Sues Toyota Over Defects
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

In Toyota Cases, Evasion Becomes Tactic
Posted on 12 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) Toyota has routinely engaged in questionable, evasive and deceptive legal tactics when sued, frequently claiming it does not have information it is required to turn over and sometimes even ignoring court orders to produce key documents... Read More