The problems Toyota had concerning sudden acceleration continue to cost the Japanese carmaker a lot of money. Apparently, so far they had to pay $50 million in fines and recalled approximately 8 million vehicles in the US alone in 2009 and 2010.
This is not all. The company will have to face lawsuits coming from citizens and their families affected that will cost the company around $10 billion.
Anyway, the first lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge because he said the case should have been filed in California instead of Utah. This case involved Paul Van Alfen and Charlene Lloyd, who died back in 2010 when, a 2008 Camry driven by Alfen, hit a wall in Utah. The case was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
But, this is not the end of the whole lawsuit, no way. Attorney, Mark Robinson representing the plaintiffs will draft a new complaint and will seek punitive damages.
We'll just have to wait and see how things will be sorted out.
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