Justices Pass On Toyota's Brake Defect Arbitration Appeal

Law360, New York (October 7, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ruling that held arbitration off-limits to Toyota Motor Corp. in a putative class action over alleged defects in hybrid vehicles, despite the automaker’s claim that the Ninth Circuit had opened up an “end run” around the high court’s Concepcion ruling.

Toyota had failed to convince the Ninth Circuit to push the suit into arbitration, with the appeals court affirming in January that Toyota wasn’t a named party on the purchase agreements its car-buyers entered into with...
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