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Do Class Members Have To Attend Fairness Hearing of Toyota Settlement?

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Do Class Members Have To Attend Fairness Hearing of Toyota Settlement?

Fairness Hearing of Toyota settlement will be held at 9.00. a.m. on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building and U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Class members who have no objections to proposed settlement are not entitled to attend the Fairness Hearing. An attorney acting as a Class Counsel represents all class members and if the Court has any questions he will answer them.

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When Will Toyota Settlement Be Granted Final Approval?

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When Will Toyota Settlement Be Granted Final Approval?

On December 26, 2012 Federal Court in Santa Ana granted preliminary approval to a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor Corp. The plaintiffs claimed that their vehicles lost in value as a result of subsequent Toyota recalls due to unintended acceleration. Toyota gave its consent to pay $1.1-$1.4 billion to compensate former and current Toyota vehicle owners.

Once Toyota Settlement comes into effect eligible former and current owners of Toyota vehicles will receive ...

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Objections to Toyota Settlement

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Objections to Toyota Settlement

Toyota settlement preliminary approved by the court raises some questions among consumers covered by it. Class members (those who participated in class action lawsuit filed against Toyota Motor Corp.) have right to object to Toyota settlement, i.e. tell the court that they aren`t satisfied with any of settlement provisions (Plaintiffs` individual award, award of fees and expenses of the class action attorneys etc.)

It must be emphasized that only current class members can object to ...

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Is It Possible To Be Excluded From Toyota Class Action Settlement?

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Is It Possible To Be Excluded From Toyota Class Action Settlement?

Settlement of a class action lawsuit filed by owners of Toyota vehicles who suffered economic loss due to unintended acceleration was preliminary approved by the court. In addition to direct payments to consumers and a customer support program the settlement includes installation of brake-override system in Subject Vehicles (3.25 million) involved in floor mat entrapment recalls.

Class members can request to be excluded from Toyota class action settlement. By doing this they won`t be able to enjoy ...

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Personal Injury And Property Damage Claims: Are They Covered By Toyota Settlement?

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Personal Injury And Property Damage Claims: Are They Covered By Toyota Settlement?

Since 2009 Toyota has been dogged by claims that its vehicles accelerated by themselves. The lawsuits filed against Toyota were divided into to major groups: economic loss and wrongful death. The lawsuits claiming economic loss were assembled in a class-action. The plaintiffs claimed that they have suffered economic loss as the vehicles involved in notorious Toyota recalls decreased in value. Besides they accused Toyota of violating consumer protection laws, warranty laws etc.

On December 2012 it was ...

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Who Is Covered By Toyota Settlement?

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Who Is Covered By Toyota Settlement?

Recently Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against Toyota due to unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles. The total value of Toyota settlement is estimated to be between $1.2 and $1.4 billion.

Under the settlement which was preliminary approved by federal court in Santa Ana, Toyota is entitled to install a brake-override system in eligible Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles (over 3 million) and pay compensation to owners for ...

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Toyota Settlement Raises Questions

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Toyota Settlement Raises Questions

Toyota settlement preliminary approved by the court raises a number of questions. And the first one which consumers frequently ask is why the sides of the lawsuits arrived at the settlement.

• The sides in the lawsuit, class members and defendant (Toyota Motor Corp.) arrived at the settlement in order to avoid protracted litigation and its negative consequences. Both sides have agreed that Toyota settlement is the best way out of current situation, as it gives actual ...

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Does Toyota Settlement Really Provide Value To Customers?

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Does Toyota Settlement Really Provide Value To Customers?

An agreement announced on December 26, 2012 by Toyota Motor North America is due to resolve litigation related to unintended acceleration problem in Toyota vehicles and cover economic loss of Toyota owners who sold their cars which lost in value as a result of major Toyota safety recalls.

Under $1.2 billion worth settlement preliminarily approved by the court the plaintiffs will receive money in cash. But according to Car and Driver`s blogger Justin Berkowitz there aren`t many winners ...

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Japanese Auto Maker Stalls Prius Brakes Toyota Class Action

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Japanese Auto Maker Stalls Prius Brakes Toyota Class Action

Toyota Motor Corporation was victorious in blocking off Toyota class action suit that owners of Prius and LexusHS 250h hybrids models had slammed against them in 2010 due to recall stemming from malfunction of car`s anti-locking braking system (ABS).

U.S District Judge Cormac Carney lending an attentive ear to Toyota`s request threw out claim of one of the four lead plaintiffs on the basis that he, as well as a majority of the other owners, had not ...

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How Will Car Owners Benefit From Toyota Settlement?

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How Will Car Owners Benefit From Toyota Settlement?

At the end of 2012 it was announced about Toyota settlement worth over $1.1 billion which is due to cover economic losses of Toyota owners who filed a national class action against Japanese auto maker. The plaintiffs claim that the value of their vehicles plummeted after latest Toyota recalls related to cases of sudden unintended acceleration.

So what this settlement offers to a large army of former and current owners of Toyota, Scion and Lexus vehicles included ...

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