Toyota Motor Corp. has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of a woman in Greensville County, Va., who died last year after her 2010 Camry suddenly accelerated and slammed into a tree.
Toyota moved to dismiss the case on Thursday, two weeks after filing a separate motion to dismiss about 50 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Toyota contends that the plaintiffs have failed to state a claim because they cannot pinpoint a specific defect that caused the alleged sudden acceleration and, under heightened pleading standards outlined in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Ashcroft v. Iqbal, such claims aren’t plausible.
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