Jury Finds Toyota Not Liable In Bellwether Crash Case

Law360, Los Angeles (October 10, 2013, 10:08 PM ET) -- A California state jury Thursday found in favor of Toyota Motor Corp. in the first bellwether trial in unintended acceleration litigation against the company, rejecting claims that a 2006 Camry involved in a fatal crash was defective because it lacked a brake override system, the company said. 

After deliberating for about 4 1/2 days, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Toyota, concluding that the Camry's design did not contribute to 66-year-old Noriko Uno's death in a 2009 multi-vehicle accident, according to the company. However,...
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