Toyota Livid Over Confidential Document Aired on CNN

, Corporate Counsel


Lawyers from Toyota Motor Corporation responded angrily to a report on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 that showed engineers from Toyota had discovered a sudden unintended acceleration problem in a preproduction Lexus.

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  • Darren McKinney

    Demonizing defendants is what trial lawyers have been doing for decades, with plenty of help from both the politicians they bankroll for reelection and what are our too often gullible, sometimes biased and almost always sensationalist media. From silicone breast implants to vaccines, and from Toyotas to genetically engineered crops and agricultural chemicals, shameless trial lawyers have sought fortunes from the makers of these sound products without so much a scrap of scientific evidence. Many of our politicians and media outlets have been similarly shameless in their aiding and abetting of these schemes. Darren McKinney American Tort Reform Association Washington, D.C.

  • Ronald J Riley

    “Toyota reserves the right,” he concludes, “to take any and every appropriate step to protect and defend the reputation of our company and its products from irresponsible and inaccurate claims.” Toyota should have taken appropriate steps a very long time ago.

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