Lawsuits against Toyota will be consolidated

A federal judicial panel on Friday decided that about 200 lawsuits against Toyota stemming from sudden acceleration and other issues will be consolidated and heard in the Los Angeles federal courthouse.

The Federal Courts’ Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation selected U.S. District Judge James V. Siena to preside over the cases.

Siena is expected to make hundreds of pretrial decisions, including whether the cases should be certified as classes, whether there will be bellwether trials and key rulings on the admissibility of expert testimony, attorneys said.

Last month in San Diego, the panel heard arguments from some 25 lawyers advocating 19 different potential jurisdictions to serve as the venue where the Toyota litigation should be consolidated.

Toyota, which has its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, requested that the cases be consolidated in the Central District of California — which includes Los Angeles.

Some attorneys have argued that the recalling of more than 8 million Toyota vehicles has cost consumers billions of dollars in lost resale value.

The recalls were sparked by an Aug. 28 crash that killed an off-duty CHP officer and three members of his family when a Toyota-built Lexus shot out of control and crashed on state Route 125 in Santee.

Toyota has recalled 8.5 million vehicles since November for problems including floor mats that get tangled with the gas pedal and gas pedals that stick, causing sudden acceleration.

Related posts:

  1. Attorneys ask judges to consolidate Toyota lawsuits
  2. Toyota recalls Tundras due to sudden acceleration problems
  3. Report: CHP officer’s family suing Toyota, dealer in fatal crash
  4. Toyota issues advisory on floor mats
  5. Report indicates possible throttle problem on Lexus,Toyota cars

Short URL: http://www.delmartimes.net/?p=4665

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010. Filed under Archives. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Archives

Facebook

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

LA JOLLA NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

RSS RANCHO SANTA FE NEWS

  • New Rancho Santa Fe Library Branch Manager welcomes community input
    Rancho Santa Fe Library’s new Branch Manager Haley Kwon has been charmed by the village’s “sweet, down-home” character, the simple pleasure of visiting the local library and people’s enjoyment of a slower speed of time. “It’s a small town and the library is a place for people to connect,” Kwon said. “People have a different sense of time here, they come in t […]
  • Robotics booming at Rancho Santa Fe School
    By Karen Billing At R. Roger Rowe School, 44 percent of first graders are participating in the robotics program this year. The school is fielding 44 robotics teams, including 31 percent of second grade, 23 percent of third grade, 35 percent of fourth grade and 39 percent of fifth grade. In the middle school, there are two FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams and fi […]
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices honored with Stevie Gold Award
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named Startup of the Year in the 2014 American Business Awards, earning the brokerage the Stevie Gold award. The award was presented at the Fairmont Millennium Park Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. “Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is among a select few organizations to be entrusted with the Berkshire Hathaway name,” co […]