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Toyota Sheds Suit Alleging Car Wires Enticed Hungry Rats

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge dismissed Toyota owners' class claims that the automaker sold them vehicles with soy-coated wires that attracted rats, ruling Monday that the alleged damages did not fall under either express or implied warranties.

The car owners had said the soybean-based coating caused rats to gnaw through the electrical wires in the plaintiffs' vehicles and was a standard feature, according to the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford. That made the coating a design defect and therefore not covered by Toyota’s...
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Case Title

Albert Heber v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.


Case Number

8:16-cv-01525

Court

California Central

Nature of Suit

Motor Vehicle Prod. Liability

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Andrew J. Guilford

Date Filed

August 18, 2016

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