Toyota Seeks To Limit Atty Funding In Acceleration MDL

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. told a California federal court on Monday that it should not be forced to set aside funds for plaintiffs' attorneys, on top of the settlements or judgments paid to plaintiffs, in multidistrict litigation over an alleged acceleration defect.

The plaintiffs in the litigation have filed a motion for entry of a common benefit order to establish fee- and cost-sharing arrangements among their counsel.

The motion appears to seek a requirement that Toyota pay fees or costs beyond awards included in settlement and judgments,...
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