Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

Toyota Sudden Acceleration Lawsuits

A federal judge in California says hundreds of lawsuits filed against Toyota over possible sudden-acceleration defects can move forward.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge James Selna denied Toyota’s motion to dismiss the lawsuits. Judge Selna made a similar ruling in November 2010 when Toyota asked the judge to dismiss the cases. A Final Ruling on the motion will be issued in the next 10 days.

Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed since Toyota began recalling millions of vehicles because of acceleration problems in several models and brake defects with the Prius hybrid. Selna’s decision Friday dealt with claims made by Toyota drivers who said the problems caused the value of their vehicles to plummet.

An email seeking comment from Toyota wasn’t immediately returned.

The first trials dealing with acceleration issues are expected in 2013.

If you have a Toyota sudden acceleration case and would like to discuss your case with a lawyer from the Law Offices of Aronberg & Aronberg, feel free to call us at 561-266-9191 or email us at

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