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Noriko Uno “bellwether” trial begins

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The case of Noriko Uno, who was killed in an accident in 2009, finally began with jury selection on Monday, July 22. This trial will act as a “bellwether” case for other lawsuits that have been brought against Toyota for its vehicles that suddenly accelerate.

According to the lawsuits filed in the federal court, claimants are stating that certain Toyota vehicles’ abrupt acceleration is due to the defective electronic throttle control system. Part of the trial of the Uno case will focus on why the vehicles do not have a mechanism to control the accelerator in the Camrys sold in the U.S.

Toyota, on the other hand, has maintained that Uno’s Camry was equipped with an advanced braking system and a defect was not associated in her death in 2009.

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