Nearly 200 lawsuits filed against Toyota will be consolidated before Judge James Selna of the Central District of California, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation announced Friday. The panel appeared to have been swayed by two arguments that Toyota's lead counsel maintained during a hearing last month in San Diego: Toyota's U.S. headquarters is in nearby Torrance, Calif., and more lawsuits have been filed against Toyota in that district than in any other. Plaintiffs attorneys praised the panel's decision.
Toyota Litigation Consolidated Before U.S. District Judge in Santa Ana, Calif.
The National Law Journal
April 12, 2010