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First class-action lawsuit filed against Toyota
Topics | 2010/01/31 18:09
pParker Waichman Alonso LLP, together with the Becnel Law Firm, LLC, announces that it filed suit on behalf of several consumers who purchased Toyota vehicles subject to various recalls issued in January 2010 for defects in the vehicles' gas pedals. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeks class action status.

intended to benefit all residents of the United States who purchased a Toyota vehicle of model years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and/or 2010 that is subject to the recalls./ppParker Waichman Alonso LLP has been contacted by hundreds of Toyota owners, including the family of a man who died in a vehicle accident, with questions about their legal rights in relation to these recalls. If you or someone you know owns or has owned one of the Toyota vehicles involved in these recalls, please contact our office by visiting a href=http://www.yourlawyer.comwww.yourlawyer.com/a/ppFree case evaluations are also available by calling Parker Waichman Alonso LLP at 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636)./ppOn September 29, 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that Toyota was recalling floor mats on approximately 4.2 million vehicles, which allegedly caused the accelerator pedals in the vehicles to become stuck in the depressed position, leading to uncontrollable and rapid acceleration of the vehicles. On January 21, 2010, Toyota recalled yet another 2.3 million vehicles produced in the years 2005 through 2010 due to accelerator pedals on those vehicles becoming stuck in a depressed position, causing unexpected and unsafe acceleration. As of January 2010, Toyota had recalled a total 5.3 million vehicles due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking./ppThe class action lawsuit filed by Parker Waichman Alonso LLP and the Becnel Law Firm, LLC alleges that, as a result of these recalls, Toyota owners lost the use of their vehicles, and sustained, among things, economic losses and severe emotional distress. The complaint charges Toyota with breach of implied warranty and negligence, and seeks compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages for the Class, as well as equitable and declaratory relief. It also asks the Court to enjoin Toyota from implementing any fixes in the accelerator pedals of the sub/p


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