Toyota Rebuffed by Supreme Court on Prius Brake Lawsuits
The justices today left intact a federal appeals court decision that said Toyota couldn’t enforce the arbitration clauses in its dealers’ purchase agreements with customers.
The consumers say the anti-lock brake system in the model-year 2010 Priuses had a defect that made the cars harder to stop, particularly on rough surfaces. The consumers, who don’t allege they were injured, say Toyota failed to resolve the problem in a 2010 recall. They urged the Supreme Court not to hear the appeal.
The case is Toyota Motor v. Choi, 12-1230.
To contact the reporter on this story: Greg Stohr in Washington at email@example.com
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Komarow at firstname.lastname@example.org