Toyota Escapes $2.5M Verdict In Rollover Crash Suit

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- Setting aside a $2.45 million verdict, a Florida federal judge ruled Friday that a paralyzed woman's lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp. over a rollover accident was time-barred because she failed to show the automaker knew about an allegedly defective roof design.

A jury found in February that plaintiff Ritzy Romero's 1994 Toyota 4Runner was defective and the legal cause for her injuries, which included paralysis and the loss of her unborn child. It awarded Romero $12.25 million for past and future medical and life care expenses,...
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