The judge in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against Toyota Motor Corp. over sudden unintended acceleration approved a joint discovery plan on Tuesday, forestalling a fight over access to evidence.

The agreement, endorsed by U.S. District Judge James Selna in Santa Ana, Calif., allows Toyota’s lawyers to investigate the vehicles at issue and plaintiffs attorneys to depose executives about the automaker’s electronic throttle control system. Toyota will turn over some of the documents that it gave to Congress earlier this year.

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