Toyota injury claims survive dismissal attempts
(Reuters) – A federal judge largely rejected Toyota Motor Corp’s attempts to dismiss personal injury claims brought over sudden unintended acceleration, according to a tentative order posted on Wednesday.
The personal injury cases are proceeding at the same time as a proposed consumer class action over economic loss suffered by people who purchased Toyota vehicles.
Last month U.S. District Judge James Selna similarly kept intact the bulk of the economic loss case.
Toyota claimed that the personal injury plaintiffs failed to offer specific allegations of an actual defect in their vehicles’ electronic throttle control system.