Group Says DOT's Hidden Video Shows Prius Defect

Law360, New York (January 25, 2012, 1:49 PM EST) -- A car safety advocacy group said Tuesday it was suing the U.S. Department of Transportation in a bid to pry video and other information from the agency that allegedly shows a government official's Toyota Prius accelerating uncontrollably, possibly because of an electronics malfunction.

Safety Research & Strategies Inc. seeks photographs, video and other records from a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into the unintentional acceleration of a 2003 Prius belonging to Joseph McClelland, the director of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Electric...
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