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"Toyota Settles High Profile Crash Case"

Toyota has quietly settled a high-profile lawsuit over a fatal crash near San Diego last year that drew attention to the sudden acceleration issues in its vehicles and led to massive recalls. The automaker revealed the settlement in a letter to a California Superior Court judge but declined to provide any details of the terms, which it is seeking to keep confidential. By getting the case off its growing plate of legal woes, Toyota plans to focus on an aggressive strategy to fend off lawsuits with less dramatic evidence. But the settlement left out co-defendant Bob Baker Lexus, a move by the automaker that could set the stage for a potentially bloody fight with its own dealers over who is to blame for sudden acceleration incidents.

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