Judge Allows Class Action Lawsuit to Proceed Against Toyota

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There has been an onslaught of lawsuits against Toyota in recent years due to design flaws with some of its vehicles. Most recently, two auto product liability lawsuits were filed in August 2010 against Toyota in which the plaintiffs cited six different incidents between 2003 and 2010 involving sudden acceleration and claimed that the automaker knew that some of its vehicles were experiencing sudden unintended acceleration problems but failed to take the appropriate action.

One of the lawsuits is seeking class action status for auto owners claiming that the alleged defects have reduced the market value of their cars. Late last month, a California judge denied Toyota’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit and allowed the claims to move forward for the time being.

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