Panel Mulls Consolidating Toyota Gas Pedal Cases

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT) -- Lawyers representing Toyota Motor Corp. and plaintiffs who have sued the embattled Japan-based company over sudden unintended acceleration problems with its cars have asked a U.S. federal panel to combine approximately 200 federal lawsuits, with several attorneys pointing to the Los Angeles federal court as the preferred spot.

Toyota’s attorney Cari Dawson on Thursday urged the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at a hearing in a jam-packed courtroom in downtown San Diego to consolidate the personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as the...
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