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Toyota Wins Verdict

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  1. Apr 2, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    [​IMG]Toyota Wins Verdict. Toyota wins a surprising verdict against Dr. Sitafalwalla and is not responsible for causing his vehicle to accelerate. The New York doctor’s 2005 Scion had smashed into a tree, blaming it on the “sudden acceleration” problem.
    The court verdict in Long Island, N.Y., is the first by a U.S. jury concerning sudden acceleration by Toyota vehicles since the world’s largest automaker began in 2009 recalling millions of vehicles over related defects. Jurors in Central Islip, N.Y., deliberated for less than two hours in the case brought by Dr. Amir Sitafalwalla an emergency room trauma doctor who works in Brooklyn. The plaintiff had argued that the accident was caused by design defects in his Scion TC’s floor mats or its electronic throttle control system.
    In addition, he stated that Toyota failed to install a brake override system that could have prevented the crash. Toyota countered that Dr. Sitafalwalla caused the crash by stepping on the accelerator pedal rather than the brake. U.S. Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle refused to admit evidence on the electronic system at the trial, which began Monday.
    He said no decision has been made on whether to appeal. Toyota faces hundreds of lawsuits over allegations that some of the Japanese automaker’s vehicles sped up without warning. Owners are seeking to recover for vehicle damage, injuries and increased depreciation.
    “Toyota is pleased that the jury found no merit to this unintended acceleration claim,” the company said. It called the verdict an “important benchmark” for similar cases because of the plaintiff’s inability to identify an electronic defect that could cause unintended acceleration
     
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