Toyota Sued by Consumers Over Sudden Acceleration of Vehicles

Los Angeles residents Seong Bae Choi and Chris Chan Park, who claim they experienced multiple instances of unintended acceleration, filed the suit as a class action on Nov. 5, 2009 seeking to represent all U.S. owners of certain Toyota and Lexus models.

This may be relevant for you if you drive a Toyota or Lexus model. The class action (or Sammelklage in German) or a representative action is a form of lawsuit where a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court. This form of collective lawsuit originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, at least the U.S. variant of it. However, in several European countries with civil law (as opposed to the English common law principle, which is used by US courts), changes have in recent years been made that allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of large groups of consumers.

Once the judge certifies the class you may either “opt-out” and work on your own legal arguments or you are bound by the settlement.

If you drive a Toyota or Lexus model AND experienced a similar problem, please contact me.

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