Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Apr 16, 2010 in Defective Products
For months now, Toyota has been embroiled in a growing legal situation that's based on their alleged dissemination of defective Toyotas into the consumer market stream. As a result of all of the problems reported with these vehicles that relate to defective Toyota accelerator pedals, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against the company. When this sort of situation arises, it's common for one party to ask for a consolidation of the claims so that it's easier to organize the issues and to handle all of the problems at once.
In this instance, Toyota accelerator recall lawyers from all over the United States are representing different clients from different places, but it appears at this point that they will be handling these claims in California.
A panel of federal judges have heard motions recently that asked for these cases to be consolidated, and word was recently released that this request has been granted. As a result, more than 100 legal claims from parties seeking class action status on a products liability theory and another 50 personal injury claims will be heard in federal court in Santa Ana.
In some ways, this is seen as an advantage for Toyota as the courthouse is less than one hour by car from Toyota's American headquarters.
One aspect of this situation that should be noted is that this decision only deals with claims filed in federal court. The decision does not deal with personal injury claims filed in state courts. In addition, if you or someone you love has been harmed in some way because of driving a defective Toyota vehicle, you do still have rights that need to be pursued.
Contact the Arizona defective Toyota accelerator pedal lawyers at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation, as the firm is already deeply involved with this litigation on behalf of several clients.
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