Toyota Settles Suit Over Oil Sludge

Law360, New York (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. has settled a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of millions of people whose cars may have been damaged by engine oil sludge.

Overall, the Toyota Motor Corp. division has sent out nearly 7.5 million settlement notices nationwide to the current and previous owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, according to Gary Gambel, an attorney with Murphy Rogers & Sloss PLC, who is representing the plaintiffs.

Of those notice recipients, anyone who incurred damages from engine sludge within eight years of...
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