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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

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 Asks Court To Dismiss Acceleration Lawsuits
Posted on 2 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... 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

Toyota To Pay $10 Million In Runaway Lexus Crash
Posted on 1 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, attorneys said Thursday. John Gomez, a lawyer who represents... 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

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

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

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

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

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