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Toyota lawsuits won't be dismissed


SANTA ANA, CALIF. (AP) -- Dozens of personal injury lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation will be allowed to move forward if a federal judge's tentative ruling becomes final.

U.S. District Judge James Selna issued the order Wednesday, then heard arguments Thursday so he could consider his final ruling.

Plaintiffs' attorney Mark Robinson says the development would be a victory for 51 plaintiffs who filed personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against the Japanese automaker.  Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed since Toyota starting recalling millions of vehicles because of acceleration problems and brake defects.  The cases have been consolidated in Selna's California court.


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