Toyota Escapes Class Action Over Prius Anti-Lock Brakes

Law360, Chicago (August 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- Toyota Motor Corp. has toppled a putative class action alleging that certain Prius hybrid cars have defective anti-lock braking systems, scoring summary judgment after a California federal judge found the plaintiff failed to present evidence of the defect or any resulting injury, according to court documents made available Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney, in orders dated July 30, denied consumer plaintiff David Gelber's motion for class certification and granted Toyota's bid for summary judgment in the case regarding anti-lock brakes in so-called "Gen II"...
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