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Adams v. Toyota Motor Corp.
Citation:867 F.3d 903
In 2006, after attending several family events in Minneapolis, Koua Fong Lee was driving his 1996 Toyota Camry eastbound on the interstate from Minneapolis toward St. Paul with his pregnant wife and other family members. He was going around 65 miles per hour. Lee and his passengers explained that as Lee approached the intersection, he pumped the brakes and yelled that they were not working. It rear-ended an Oldsmobile Ciera leading to the death of the driver and his six-year-old son. Lee was sentenced to eight years in prison. In 2010, Toyota recalled several models of their Camry – not including the 1996 Camry Lee was driving for issues unrelated to unintended acceleration. Lee filed a petition for post-conviction relief in state court based on new information about instances of unintended acceleration in 1995 and 1996 Camrys. Family members of the deceased filed this product liability lawsuit against Toyota in state court in 2010, alleging that a defect in Lee’s Camry’s acceleration system led to the collision and resultant injuries.
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