Toyota Ducks Liability For Lexus Dealer's Acceleration Case

Law360, Chicago (October 17, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Wednesday rejected a San Diego Lexus dealer’s bid to force Toyota Motor Corp. to cover its potential liability in a high-profile case over a fatal crash allegedly caused by the sudden unintended acceleration of a Toyota vehicle, finding that a lower court had properly interpreted an indemnity agreement between the two.

A three-judge appeals panel upheld the lower court's decision granting Toyota summary judgment in the case brought by Bob Baker Lexus, which sought defense costs and indemnification for an underlying...
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