Post-McGill, Judge Holds Toyota Can Arbitrate Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (July 14, 2017, 10:46 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Thursday ordered to arbitration a putative class action alleging Toyota Motor Credit Corp. applies illegal fees when repossessing leased vehicles, rejecting the plaintiff's arguments that a class waiver within Toyota’s arbitration clause is unenforceable in light of the California Supreme Court’s McGill opinion.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones issued a written tentative decision granting Toyota’s motion to compel arbitration prior to Thursday’s hearing, which she made the final order of the court after hearing oral arguments. In it, she...
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