Toyota Can't Put Brakes On Acceleration MDL

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday indicated he would deny Toyota Motor Corp.'s bid to dismiss a consolidated complaint alleging economic harm in a multidistrict litigation over sudden acceleration defects in Toyota cars.

In a hearing, U.S. District Judge James Selna told dueling teams of attorneys that he would largely adopt a tentative ruling which found that the plaintiffs’ complaint met legal requirements to show an actual injury.

The decision marks the close of the pleading phase and the start of discovery in litigation against the...
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