Toyota Might Take Chances On Sanction-Laden Bellwether

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT) -- Despite the now-finalized sanctions against Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc., attorneys say the carmaker may well tell a California federal judge on Wednesday to keep in place the first-scheduled trial over an alleged sudden acceleration defect, considering the money it has invested in preparation and the perceived strength of its case.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna on Monday adopted sanctions he had laid out in a May tentative ruling. He will issue an adverse inference instruction to the jury regarding Toyota's handling of a data...
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Case Title

In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

8:10-ml-02151

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability

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James V. Selna

Date Filed

April 12, 2010


Case Title

Shirlene Van Alfen et al v. Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc et al


Case Number

2:11-cv-08120

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

James V. Selna

Date Filed

September 30, 2011

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