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Toyota Settles another Sudden-Acceleration Suit for Death of Two

Toyota has agreed to settle in a lawsuit brought about by a sudden-acceleration crash that killed Charlene Jones Lloyd and Paul Van Alfen near Wendover, Utah in 2010.

The lawsuit of brought about by the families of Lloyd and Alfen had been scheduled to go to court within the next month. Toyota was opened to a torrent of lawsuits once accident investigators declared that cases of Toyota vehicles suddenly accelerating were caused by improperly-sized floor mats forcing down the vehicles’ accelerators. In Total, the Japanese automaker has recalled more than 14 million vehicles.   

The settlement of the Utah case comes a month after the carmaker resolved hundreds of lawsuits worth more than $1 billion by agreeing to a settlement.