Judge Won't Revisit Order Narrowing Toyota MDL

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 8:47 PM ET) -- The California federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation over alleged acceleration defects in Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles on Tuesday shot down the plaintiffs' attempt to appeal an order limiting the application of California consumer protection law in the case.

U.S. District Judge James Selna ruled in June that only California car owners can take advantage of the state's favorable consumer protection laws, limiting the scope of economic damages in the MDL. Allowing the application of California consumer law, which allows claims brought by customers whose vehicles have...
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