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Legal News
3 days ago
by Devin Montgomery

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] announced [press release] Monday that it has imposed a record $105 million penalty against Fiat Chrysler [corporate website] for its failure to provide a remedy and notices for 23 recalls related to malfunctions of their automobiles. Defective suspension systems could … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jul 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] on Thursday determined [press release] that Fiat Chrysler [official website] failed to provide a remedy and notices for 23 recalls related to malfunctions of their automobiles. It is reported [AP report] that the Chief of the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] a $1.2 billion settlement agreement [text, PDF] with Toyota [corporate website] for misleading customers and US regulators. The criminal complaint [text, PDF] against Toyota alleges that the company intentionally concealed information from the public regarding a … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A class action lawsuit [complaint, PDF] was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) [corporate website] claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Toyota Motor Corp. [corporate website] agreed to a $25.5 million settlement on Tuesday in a class action lawsuit [case materials] arising out of issues with unintended vehicle acceleration recalls in 2010. The lawsuit [Detroit News report] was brought by shareholders who argued that they were harmed by the company's … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] approved an agreement [final order text, PDF] Friday between the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and Virginia in a case dealing with the treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Virginia was found to have … [read more]


Legal News
26 May 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that an employee with a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) [text] does not need to show that his or her disability was the sole reason he or she was fired, only … [read more]


Student Commentary
6 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Borrelle, Syracuse University College of Law Class of 2013, works in the Disability Rights Clinic at Syracuse University. He argues that the current medical model of disability used in the US legal system should be rejected in order to further societal and legal recognition of Disability … [read more]


Academic Commentary
15 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that recent corporate scandals in Japan highlight the need for the reform of that country's corporate governance structure, just as the Enron case did in the US...It has been two tough years for Japanese corporate governance. In 2010 … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] on Tuesday tentatively ruled that Toyota [corporate website; JURIST news archive] could appeal the ruling in a class action lawsuit [materials] filed over alleged sudden-acceleration defects. Judge James Selna denied a motion to dismiss … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2011
by Drew Singer

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] on Friday denied a motion by Toyota [corporate website; JURIST news archive] to dismiss a class action lawsuit [materials] filed over the alleged sudden-acceleration defects. A final ruling is expected within the next two … [read more]


Legal News
21 Dec 2010
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] settled US federal investigations on Tuesday by agreeing to pay a record $32.4 million in extra fines for product defects and poor handling of a recall. The fines stem from two investigations conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) … [read more]


Legal News
4 Aug 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] A revised complaint to a class action lawsuit [materials, text] against Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] filed Tuesday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] claimed that the company was aware of automobile safety problems in 2003, but failed to … [read more]


Legal News
27 May 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A California judge on Wednesday consolidated more than 40 pending state court claims against Toyota [corporate website; JURIST news archive] relating to an alleged safety defect that caused cars to accelerate out of control. The claims include consumer-fraud class action and personal injury lawsuits. Judge Carl West of the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2010
by Michael Kraemer

[JURIST] Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] on Monday accepted a record civil penalty of $16.375 million [press release] imposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] for a four-month delay in notifying the agency about a problem with "sticky" and "slow to return pedal" … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2010
by Patrice Collins

[JURIST] US District Judge James Selna on Thursday ordered [text, PDF] a May 13 pre-trial conference for the consolidated litigation against Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website, JURIST news archive] surrounding the company's auto safety failures. The court found that, "[b]ecause this docket involves both personal injury actions and actions for … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni

[JURIST] The US Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (MDL) [official website] on Friday consolidated [order, PDF] more than 150 [Reuters report] pending lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website; JURIST news archive] and transferred them to the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website]. The MDL … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2010
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] will seek a record civil penalty of $16.375 million [press release] against Toyota Motor Corporation [corporate website] for a four-month delay in notifying the agency about a problem with "sticky" gas pedals in various car models, US Department of Transportation … [read more]


Legal News
13 Mar 2010
by David Manes

[JURIST] The California Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) [official website] filed a consumer protection suit [complaint, PDF] against car manufacturer Toyota [corporate website] on Friday, alleging that the company knowingly sold vehicles with acceleration defects. The suit seeks up to $2,500 in penalties for each violation of California's Unfair Business … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Feb 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota's current safety crisis - now the subject of Congressional hearings - should prompt the company to address its seriously flawed system of governance more than just its public image.... The next phase in … [read more]

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