The California federal judge said that he is inclined to let personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. move forward.
U.S. District Judge James V. Selna issued a preliminary opinion denying the automaker’s motion to dismiss key causes of action in 51 lawsuits.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed since the Japanese automaker starting recalling millions of vehicles because of sudden-acceleration problems in several models and brake defects with the Prius hybrid.
If the order is finalized, Selna’s order would be a victory for plaintiffs suing Toyota for negligence, design defects, failure to warn and fraudulent concealment.
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