Toyota To Ask Court To Dismiss Acceleration Cases

Toyota will ask a federal judge in California Friday to toss out some of the lawsuits that claim its cars have defects that cause sudden acceleration. Toyota says the plaintiffs have been unable to prove that a design defect is to blame.

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