Despite $1B Deal, Toyota Faces Bumpy Road In Injury Cases

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- Toyota Motor Corp. will not dispose of lawsuits in multidistrict litigation claiming an unintended acceleration defect caused death or injury as neatly as it did related economic loss claims resolved in a $1 billion-plus settlement last week, given the differences among the suits and the high stakes presented by each case, experts say.

A California federal judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a settlement that sets aside $250 million to compensate consumers for the loss in value allegedly caused by the defect, provides for the installation...
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