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Judge Denies Toyota New Trial In Fatal Minnesota Crash

A federal judge has denied a new trial for Toyota Motor Corp. in a lawsuit resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery ruled Monday the jury reached a reasonable conclusion that an accelerator defect was the key factor in the 2006 crash.

06/15/2015

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Toyota Asks For Lower Jury Award, New Trial In Fatal Crash

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether Toyota Motor Corp. should be granted a new trial or pay less than the $11 million awarded to plaintiffs in a fatal crash in Minnesota.

04/22/2015

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Jury Deliberations Resume In Case Alleging Toyota Defect

A jury in Minneapolis has resumed deliberations in a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon and deliberated for three full days without reaching a verdict. They were back at it on Tuesday morning.

02/03/2015

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Jury Ends Day With No Verdict In Toyota Camry Case

Jurors have told a judge they haven’t been able to reach a verdict in a case that alleges the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a crash, killing three people. U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery on Monday ordered the jury to keep working.

02/02/2015

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Jury Deliberations Continue In Toyota Camry Case

A jury of six men and six women is continuing deliberations in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors received the case late Wednesday afternoon and deliberated all day Thursday without reaching a verdict.

01/30/2015

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Case Alleging Toyota Camry Had Defect Goes To Jury

After three weeks of trial, the case alleging there was a defect in a Toyota Camry that was involved in 2006 fatal crash has gone to a jury.

01/28/2015

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Attorney: Consider Client’s Anguish In Toyota Crash

Jurors may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2006 Minnesota car accident that killed three people. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday. Several people are suing Toyota Motor Corp.

01/28/2015

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Toyota’s Witness: Accelerator Pedal Was Pushed In Fatal Crash

Toyota called its first witness in a federal lawsuit filed by two Minnesota families. Attorneys for Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams family rested their case after two weeks of testimony.

01/21/2015

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Lawsuit Over Toyota Crash Moves Forward

It’s a complicated trial that has the attention of many who drive a Toyota.

01/13/2015

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Jury In Toyota Case Told To Disregard Driver’s Prison Time

The judge presiding over a lawsuit against Toyota over a 2006 crash that killed three people told jurors at the outset of the trial Thursday to disregard that one of the drivers was sent to prison before he was released amid reports of a sudden acceleration problem affecting some of the automaker’s cars.

01/08/2015

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Jury Selection To Begin In Lawsuit Over Toyota Crash

Jury selection begins Wednesday in a lawsuit against Toyota on behalf of victims of a St. Paul crash that killed three people, injured others and sent one man to prison. Koua Fong Lee’s Camry rear-ended another family’s Oldsmobile at high speed in 2006.

01/07/2015

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8 Years After Fatal Crash, Toyota Lawsuit Heads To Trial

A Minnesota driver who went to prison for a crash that killed three people grabbed national attention when he was freed amid reports of Toyota Camrys that would mysteriously accelerate. Eight years after that accident, his lawsuit against the Japanese automaker goes to trial Wednesday. Koua Fong Lee and other survivors of the crash are seeking damages from Toyota.

01/06/2015

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Judge: Some Claims In Toyota Crash May Proceed

A federal judge is allowing a Minnesota man to proceed with some of his claims stemming from the fatal crash of a Toyota in 2006.

03/18/2014

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Lawmakers Working To Get Compensation For The Wrongfully Imprisoned

A push is underway to compensate people who were exonerated for crimes for which they were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

01/28/2014

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A Year After Release, Man In Toyota Crash Reflects

Life seemed to stop for Koua Fong Lee on Oct. 12, 2007.

08/05/2011

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Judge Lets Lawsuits From Toyota Crash Move Forward

A federal judge says a Minnesota man incarcerated after a 2006 fatal crash involving a Toyota Camry who was later cleared can’t collect damages from the automaker for the time he spent in prison.

06/13/2011

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Judge Holds Hearing In Case Over 2006 Toyota Crash

Attorneys for Toyota are asking a federal judge to dismiss several claims filed by a Minnesota man incarcerated after a 2006 fatal crash involving a Camry.

04/19/2011

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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Vehicles In U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.

02/24/2011

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Government: No Electronic Flaws In Toyotas

The Obama administration’s investigation into Toyota safety problems has found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that have been addressed by previous recalls.

02/08/2011

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Toyota Seeks To Have Much Of Lee Lawsuit Dismissed

Attorneys for Toyota Motor Corp. asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss most of the claims filed by a Minnesota man who was incarcerated after a fatal crash involving a 1996 Camry, saying the automaker had no direct connection to events that put Koua Fong Lee in prison.

01/31/2011

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Minn. Man Freed In Toyota Crash Sues Automaker

A Minnesota man freed after more than two-and-a-half years in prison for a fatal crash in a Toyota Camry is now suing Toyota Motor Corp.

11/15/2010

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Man Freed In Fatal Crash Closer To Suing Toyota

A Minnesota man who was freed after spending two years in prison for a fatal car crash may soon be able to sue Toyota.

11/08/2010

Driver to Join Lawsuit of Victims in Toyota Crash

Koua Fong Lee served prison time for fatal 2006 crash that killed three.

10/22/2010

8/6/10 Chad Hartman Show

Chad talks about the Koua Fong Lee case plus singer Marc Cohn. Chad talks to Monica Meyer of Outfront Minnesota.

08/06/2010

Koua Fong Lee's New Trial Request

A St. Paul man is getting a hearing to determine whether he deserves a new trial for a Toyota crash that killed three people.

08/02/2010