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Toyota To Enter Settlement Negotiations

After a four-year legal battle, Toyota is entering settlement talks on nearly 400 state and federal lawsuits that allege sudden unintended acceleration problems with its vehicles led to deaths and injuries.

12/13/2013

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Judge To Approve $1.6 Billion Toyota Settlement

A federal judge is expected to formally approve a $1.6 billion settlement Friday in the class-action lawsuit against Toyota over sudden-acceleration problems.

CBS Los Angeles–07/19/2013

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Audit: LA Pays Out Millions In Lawsuits By Police

The city has paid out about $110 million in jury awards and settlements for lawsuits that police officers have brought against the police department over a six-year period, according to an audit report released Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/28/2013

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CBS2 Investigates: Customers Pay The Price For Prop. 65 Lawsuits Against LA Restaurants

Customers are ultimately paying the price for lawsuits against some Los Angeles-area restaurants, according to CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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LAUSD Offers Settlement To 40 Students In Miramonte Abuse Cases

The Los Angeles Unified School District Wednesday announced it has offered approximately $17 million to dozens of students who alleged they were abused by a former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/05/2013

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OC DA: Toyota To Pay $16M Settlement

A California district attorney has reached a $16 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. over a safety recall of vehicles that were at risk for unintended acceleration.

04/05/2013

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Toyota To Pay Up To $1.4B In ‘Sudden Acceleration’ Cases

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its vehicles.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/26/2012

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Separate $1 Million Lawsuits Filed Against Anaheim Police

The city of Anaheim will circulate the claim through police and risk management officials before offering a response within the next three months.

08/31/2012

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Lawmaker: Homeowners’ ‘Bill Of Rights’ To Spur More Lender Lawsuits

State Senator Tom Harman fears the landmark bill will adversely affect the housing market and allow lawyers to collect huge fees.

07/02/2012

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First Of Hundreds Of Toyota Suits Scheduled For Trial

After years of legal wrangling, the first of hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems against Toyota Motor Corp. has been scheduled for trial.

06/11/2011

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US Judge Says Lawsuits Against Toyota Can Move Forward

A federal judge in California says hundreds of lawsuits filed against Toyota over possible sudden-acceleration defects can move forward.

04/29/2011

Agency Sues Labor Contractor, Farms In Thai Case

A federal agency has sued a California-based labor contractor and farms in Washington and Hawaii alleging discrimination against more than 200 Thai workers in what it has called its largest human trafficking case in agriculture to date.

04/20/2011

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Attorney: Toyota Findings Won’t Stop Lawsuits

One of the attorneys leading the class-action federal lawsuits pending before U.S. District in Santa Ana says the report’s findings are flawed and won’t stop legal action.

02/08/2011

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Judge Tentatively Denies Toyota Suits’ Dismissal

Dozens of personal injury lawsuits against Toyota will likely go forward if a federal judge’s tentative ruling becomes final.

12/09/2010

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Where The Splendor’s Passengers Go From Here…

Question: would that be good enough for you? Is that a fair settlement, or will there be lawsuits? Well, of course there will be lawsuits, because that’s the way it is. I don’t know first-hand what the passengers have been through. Should they be compensated additionally? What would be fair?

11/11/2010