Lawyers in the multidistrict litigation against Toyota have filed their first consolidated complaint, alleging that the carmaker knowingly hid defects associated with unintended acceleration since 2002 while falsely assuring consumers its vehicles were safe. The complaint, which cites California laws that a lead plaintiffs counsel describes as "extremely pro-consumer," seeks economic damages for a nationwide class of consumers and businesses, including rental car companies and automobile dealerships.
Consolidated Toyota Class Action Cites Calif. Consumer Protections
The National Law Journal
August 4, 2010