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McCarthy v. Toyota Motor Corp.

McCarthy v. Toyota Motor Corp. | U.S. District Court, Central District of California

McCarthy v. Toyota Motor Corp.

Co-Lead Counsel in consumer fraud class action against Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Case was found to have catalyzed two separate Safety Recalls involving more than 1.1 million 2010 to 2015 Prius hatchbacks and 2012 to 2017 Prius v wagons for the purpose of correcting a defect in those vehicles' Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs). The IPMs were inordinately susceptible to thermal stress, which could cause the vehicles to suddenly decelerate or stall while being driven. FM then negotiated a settlement with Toyota valued at approximately $200 million -- including $20 million in cash, a 20-year warranty with no mileage limitation, and free towing and rental cars if the IPM or hybrid inverter assembly in those vehicles malfunctions or fails in the future.

Opposing Counsel: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP; King & Spaulding, LLP

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