Nationwide Stuck Driver With $10M Toyota Verdict, Suit Says

Law360, New York (November 1, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- The woman found liable for a deadly crash in the Toyota Motor Corp. unintended acceleration litigation's first bellwether sued two Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. auto insurers on Friday, saying they snubbed a settlement offer in bad faith and exposed her to a $10 million verdict.

Olga Bello told a California state court that the insurers that controlled her defense could have extricated her from the bellwether trial by accepting a $5.5 million settlement offer that would have maxed out the policy limits. Instead they gambled on...
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