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The Chicago Tribune Reports: “Toyota settles suit over high-profile, fatal crash”

 

Toyota settles suit over high-profile, fatal crash
By Ken Bensinger
Chicago Tribune Reports: “Wreck near San Diego last year drew national attention to sudden acceleration in its vehicles and led to huge recalls. The settlement leaves out a co-defendant Lexus dealership.”

This article gives alot of insight in Toyota’s overall legal strategy for beating back the many lawsuits filed against it for sudden acceleration and should be read in full at the above link. The article states:

Toyota Motor Corp. has quietly settled a high-profile lawsuit over a fatal crash near San Diego last year that drew national attention to sudden acceleration in its vehicles and led to massive recalls and an unprecedented apology from its president.

The automaker revealed the settlement in a letter to a California Superior Court judge but declined to provide any details of the terms, which it is seeking to keep confidential.

By getting the case off its growing plate of legal woes, Toyota can focus on an aggressive strategy to fend off lawsuits with less dramatic evidence, many of which point to potential electronic problems in vehicles.

You can read the full article here

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