Jury Finds Toyota Not Liable In Bellwether Crash Case
By Jeff Sistrunk
Law360, Los Angeles (October 10, 2013, 10:08 PM EDT) -- 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,...