Calif. Court Allows Changes To Toyota Warranty Action

Law360, New York (February 8, 2011, 7:21 PM EST) -- A California appeals court reversed a trial court's decision to bar a plaintiff from amending his complaint in a putative class action that accuses Toyota Corp.'s insurance division of violating the state's “lemon law” by selling overlapping vehicle warranties.

Although plaintiff Weber DeSiqueira cannot properly state a claim under the Song-Beverly Warranty Act, the trial court abused its discretion by not allowing him to pursue claims against Toyota under California's unfair competition law in his appeal of a previous ruling in Toyota's favor, the Second District...
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