Toyota Escapes Most Claims In Steering Defect Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday trimmed most claims from a proposed class action accusing Toyota Motor Corp. of hiding dangerous steering defects in two of its car models, saying the allegations were too vague but leaving the door open for a revised suit.

U.S. District Judge Jesus G. Bernal dismissed six of nine claims related to the electric power steering system in 2009 and 2010 models of Toyota's Corolla and Matrix, including those for unfair competition and breach of express warranty. He said the complaint...
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