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First Toyota acceleration case goes to trial

Decision could determine whether the automaker is liable in other similar cases

The first of many sudden acceleration cases against Toyota Motor Co. is about to go to trial.

The case centers on Noriko Uno, a 66-year-old woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry sped out of control and struck a telephone pole and tree. The sudden acceleration cases have plagued the Japanese automaker since 2009, when it began recalling thousands of its Toyota and Lexus vehicles after many similar crashes.


Cathleen Flahardy

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