MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 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.

U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery says she’ll take the requests under advisement.

Koua Fong Lee maintains he tried to stop his 1996 Camry before the crash that killed three people. He was freed from prison last year after reports about sudden acceleration problems in some Toyotas.

He sued Toyota, claiming he suffered distress from his incarceration.

Toyota attorneys say the accident was tragic, but many claims made by Lee and crash victims should be dismissed because too much time has passed. They also say the crash didn’t directly cause Lee’s incarceration.

Lee’s attorney disagrees and is asking Montgomery to let the case go forward.

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Comments (9)
  1. huh!? says:

    “They also say the crash didn’t directly cause Lee’s incarceration”

    All I can do is laugh at this statement…..

  2. Befuddled says:

    I’m with you – that’s ridiculous. If he hadn’t crashed and had the accident, he wouldn’t have been in jail. How stupid are these attorneys? Better yet, how stupid do they think the judge is?? Come on.

  3. D S says:

    Only an attorney can believe the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

  4. Keep Your Diversity says:

    My God! The Fed’s last month cleared Toyota of any wrong doing. They stated there were no issues with the Toyota’s! WHY IS HE NOT BACK IN PRISON FOR MURDER???????

    1. Blue says:

      Aww cut him some slack, he has a wife…..
      Now to find me one so I can get out of jail.

    2. HUH says:

      ARe you kidding me?

    3. HUH says:

      ARe you kidding me???????????????? The feds! Boy they are doing a bang up job now a days aren’t they???????? You buy that ?

  5. Victim Du Jour says:

    Didn’t they have to prove negligence by his attorney to open a new trial to get him out of prison?

  6. Whatever TOYOTA PAy UP says:

    I hope he wins this and knocks toyota out. He was incarcerated for years because of their negligence very sad. No amount of money will bring back those killed or his time for some company cutting corners.

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