Toyota Pushes For Arbitration In Defective Brake MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (December 5, 2011, 9:31 PM EST) -- An attorney for Toyota Motor Corp. asked a California federal judge on Monday to order several named plaintiffs to arbitrate their consumer protection law claims against the automaker in multidistrict litigation over allegedly defective braking systems in certain Toyota and Lexis hybrid vehicles.

Toyota’s attorney Michael Mallow of Loeb & Loeb LLP asked U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney to grant a motion to stay the case and order arbitration with respect to several of the named plaintiffs, arguing clauses in sales contracts signed by the...
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