Filed under: Government/Legal , Toyota , Earnings/Financials Slowly, the many loose threads still dangling after the unintended acceleration issue Toyota faced a few years ago are being resolved. The Orange County District Attorney’s office was believed to be the first DA’s office to take Toyota to court , its suit alleging that Toyota knew its cars had defects and continued to sell them. The suit sought to “permanently enjoin Toyota from continued unlawful, unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business practices as it pertains to both consumers and competitors” and asked for $2,500 “for every violation of the Unfair Business Practices Act,” plus costs. That suit has now been settled, Toyota – without admitting fault or wrongdoing – agreeing to pay $16 million to the county. Half of the money will go to the Orange County Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership, another four million dollars to the OC DA’s office to investigate economic crime, the remaining four million being used to pay for the case. Toyota unintended acceleration lawsuit settled for $16M originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Toyota Expand National Buckle Up for Life Program to Orange County
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18, 2012 – Responding to disproportionate risks that African American and Hispanic children face in motor vehicle-related crashes, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center today announced the expansion of the groundbreaking safety education program Buckle Up for Life to Orange County (Calif.). Buckle Up for Life – or Abrochate a la Vida in Spanish – is the only national program of its kind.