Tag: Toyota

Judge Selna rejects Toyota’s attempt to force automobile buyer’s claims to arbitration

March 2, 2012 by

The judge to whom the MDL panel sent all the Toyota unintended acceleration cases to, Judge Selna, ruled tentatively that Toyota Motor Corp. can’t force named plaintiffs in a purported class-action lawsuit over alleged losses from unintended sudden acceleration to arbitrate their claims rather than proceed to trial. U.S. District Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, said in

Trial set for economic damages claims in Toyota class action

October 28, 2011 by

A proposed class action alleging economic losses on behalf of consumers in California and a few other states, caused by alleged sudden, unintended acceleration by Toyota vehicles, will begin in July 2013, the federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation said on October 11, 2011. U.S. District Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, told the

Judge keeps bulk of Toyota consumer suit intact

November 29, 2010 by

A federal judge tentatively ruled on Friday, November 19, 2010, that he would leave intact the bulk of a consumer class-action case against Toyota seeking damages for economic losses stemming from complaints about cars that raced out of control.  U.S District Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, California, held that Toyota car owners stand to

Plaintiff’s lawyers in Toyota class action file consolidated complaint

August 5, 2010 by

Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) cases against Toyota consolidated before Judge Selna in the Central District of California have filed a consolidated complaint, joining all the claims for economic injuries into one action.  The consolidated complaint asserts that all class members suffered economic injuries because their vehicles declined in value following recalls tied to sudden