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Calif. jury finds Toyota not liable in sudden acceleration incident that led to woman's death
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:42 PM EDT
A jury says Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.
The outcome of the bellwether case could help predict whether Toyota Motor Corp. will be held responsible for sudden unintended acceleration in other cases filed in state courts.
Uno's family was seeking $20 million in damages, claiming that the crash could have been avoided if Toyota had installed a brake override system.
The Japanese automaker blamed driver error.