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Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to settle allegations of sudden acceleration defects following a $3 million verdict in a case in which a jury that was scheduled to determine punitive damages today.

On Thursday, Toyota lost the second major verdict over sudden acceleration defects when an Oklahoma state jury found in favor of an injured driver and the family of a passenger who was killed when their 2005 Camry accelerated at a highway exit ramp. The jury gave $1.5 million to each plaintiff. The panel was poised to take up punitive damages but Toyota settled the case before that. The terms were confidential.

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