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Lawyers Ask Court to Stop Toyota From Fixing Cars

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:23 pm
by brian
Guess when there's blood in the water, the sharks will swarm...
Lawyers Ask Court to Stop Toyota From Fixing Cars
The Parker Waichman Alonso law firm , of Great Neck, NY, teamed up with the Becnel Law Firm, in New Orleans, LA and put on Businesswire that they “filed suit on behalf of several consumers who purchased Toyota vehicles subject to various recalls issued in January 2010 for defects in the vehicles’ gas pedals. The lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, seeks class action status.”
So what does they want?
Their complaint “asks the Court to enjoin Toyota from implementing any fixes in the accelerator pedals of the subject vehicles without approval from the NHTSA.” To those who are not familiar with a strange language called Legalese, “enjoin” means “issue an injunction,” or, in even plainer English, “order someone to stop doing something.”
The lawyers ask the court to stop Toyota from fixing the recalled cars without approval from NHTSA. If the court grants this request, the cars will never get fixed.
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Of course, NHTSA doesn't grant approval. I think this is just a ploy to get FREE advertising (via news services) while seeking folks for class action status (and more moola for the lawyers...stay tuned!)
Maybe they can get some coupons for Toyota owners (like the Ford Class Action suit which left consumers in the Dust, while padding the pockets of the the class action lawyers!)