Toyota Settles Sudden Acceleration Verdict To Avoid Punitive Damages

A jury rendered an actual damages verdict against Toyota for $3 million dollars. The case involved the injury of the 76-year-old driver and the death of her passenger when the 2005 Toyota Camry she was driving suddenly accelerated and crashed. The evidence indicated that software defects caused the crash. The jury also found that Toyota should pay punitive damages in an unspecified amount. Toyota settled the case in order to avoid a punitive damages verdict being entered.

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