Toyota must go to trial over unintended acceleration suits

Toyota must go to trial over unintended acceleration suits

October 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Government/Legal , Recalls , Safety , Toyota Toyota is surely readying its trial lawyers, as the Japanese giant is officially headed to court in a pair of cases relating to its unintended acceleration fiascos of 2009 and 2010. In the first case, the United States Supreme Court has actually got involved in matters, ignoring an appeal from Toyota that attempted to use an arbitrator to settle its California lawsuits. The automaker will now go to trial to face owners of 2010 Prius models over an alleged defect with the anti-lock braking systems, which plaintiffs say made the cars more difficult to stop, according to Bloomberg . The second trial is a bit more in depth, covering the case of Ida St. John, an 83-year-old from Georgia, that crashed her 2005 Camry in 2009. The accident is believed to have played a part in her death, although the suit, being filed by her grandson, doesn’t actually place blame on Toyota for her death. St. John’s grandson filed suit against Toyota accusing it of negligence, that there was a design and manufacturing defect with the car and that Toyota failed to warn owners about the car’s problem. While Toyota moved to dismiss the case, US District Judge upheld the charges over the design defect and Toyota’s failure to inform customers, while dismissing the manufacturing defect claim and negligence. Where St.

Lexus’ "Verses and Flow" Season Three Returns This Fall to TV One

August 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Los Angeles, CA (August 16, 2013) – The third season of the NAACP Image Award-nominated Lexus “Verses and Flow” is set for broadcast on TV One, premiering September 11, 2013. Returning for his second season of hosting is dynamic actor/poet Omari Hardwick, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where Lexus’ “Verses and Flow” filmed its inaugural season. Hardwick, a passionate writer and performer of the arts, is set to welcome the best and brightest spoken-word artists and R&B acts to what will be an expanded season, featuring four additional episodes, which will bring the total episodes for Season Three to 12.

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