Toyota Can Appeal Widening Of Acceleration MDL: Judge

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday granted Toyota Motor Corp.'s request to appeal an earlier ruling that allowed Toyota owners whose cars did not have sudden acceleration defects to bring claims in multidistrict litigation against the carmaker.

U.S. District Judge James Selna granted Toyota's request for certification to appeal to the Ninth Circuit the judge's decision allowing claims from car owners who said that though their cars did not have sudden acceleration problems, they suffered economic harm because the defect significantly decreased the resale value of...
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