Toyota Out $3 Million After Losing First Acceleration Lawsuit Ever

Toyota has been dogged with lawsuits for years over claims of unintended acceleration in their cars, but they've never actually lost a case that went to a jury — until yesterday. An Oklahoma jury ruled the automaker must pay $3 million for two claims over an injury and a death related to unintended acceleration. » 10/25/13 10:45am 10/25/13 10:45am

Bad News: A Brief History Of Media Controversies And The Auto Industry

“Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” That ages-old slur against the news media was used quite a bit this week after the New York Times’ failed drive of the Tesla Model S, and Tesla’s subsequent response to it. People have a right to be skeptical of the Times’ drive: after all, media coverage of… » 2/16/13 2:30pm 2/16/13 2:30pm

The $1.3 Billion Toyota Settlement Is Good For Lawyers And Education

Earlier this week, Toyota reached a massive $1.3 billion settlement for the class action lawsuit that was filed after claims of unintended acceleration plagued the automaker in 2009 and 2010. Owners sued Toyota because the publicity of unintended acceleration — something that was determined to be the fault of the… » 12/28/12 4:30pm 12/28/12 4:30pm