New Investigations into Toyota Sudden Acceleration

New Toyota Sudden Acceleration Claim Leads to Further Investigation from Regulators Although Toyota began work toward settling numerous sudden acceleration lawsuits in December of this past year, US federal safety regulators say that they are now investigating several new Toyota sudden acceleration claims, this time involving the Corolla instead of the Camry. On Monday, September 29th, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it is examining 163 new complaints of Toyota sudden acceleration covering about 1.69 million … [Read more...]

Latest Sudden Acceleration Personal Injury Suit Against Toyota Goes to Plaintiff

Sudden Acceleration Personal Injury Lawsuit Decided in Favor of Plaintiff, Toyota to Pay $3 Million Although the Japanese vehicle manufacturer was found not guilty in a car accident wrongful death lawsuit in early October, a jury in a second sudden acceleration personal injury lawsuit has found Toyota guilty. An Oklahoma City jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damage to Jean Bookout, the driver of the vehicle in a 2007 sudden acceleration crash, and $1.5 million to the family of Barbara Schwarz, who was killed in the accident. The … [Read more...]

Judge issues preliminary ruling on Toyota lawsuits

On Wednesday a federal judge heard arguments on a motion to dismiss several causes of action in 51 lawsuits filed against Toyota. The judge issued a preliminary opinion on the matter denying Toyota’s motion. According to the Yahoo News: Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed since the Japanese automaker start[ed] recalling millions of vehicles because of sudden-acceleration problems in several models and brake defenses with the Prius hybrid. Toyota claims its electronic throttle control system is safe and that it will prove so in … [Read more...]