Toyota Can’t Beat Suit Over Lexus Headlight Problems

Law360, New York (March 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT) -- A California class action accusing Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. of failing to warn consumers about purportedly defective headlamps in Lexus SUVs largely survived a dismissal bid Thursday after a judge found the complaint covers the necessary bases for fraud and other claims.

U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti left the suit mostly undisturbed after reviewing Toyota’s bid to strike each of the five remaining causes of action in the class action — including violations of California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act and fraud by omission — after...
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