Toyota Wins Partial Dismissal Of Prius Headlight Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Thursday partially dismissed a proposed class action in light of a previous $3.8 million settlement in California in a similar suit claiming that Toyota Motor Corp.’s Prius hybrid cars have certain optional headlights that turn off without warning.

U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares dismissed the claims of Nathan Guedalia, one of the named plaintiffs, with prejudice, saying he had not opted out of the settlement in Collado v. Toyota Motor Sales in the California’s central district, and noted that...
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