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Oklahoma jury finds Toyota Motors guilty of reckless disregard

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On Thursday, October 24 an Oklahoma County jury found automobile maker Toyota Motors Corporation liable for damages from the 2007 car accident that seriously injured Jean Bookout and killed Barbara Schwartz. Bookout and Schwartz were riding in a Toyota Camry when, without prompting, the car accelerated and crashed.

The jury held Toyota Motors accountable and awarded Bookend $1.5 million for damages, in addition to granting $1.5 million to the family of Barbara Schwartz for their losses.

After the accident, another trial was set for Friday, October 25, in which the same jury considered punitive damages and declared Toyota guilty of reckless disregard. The guilty ruling was based on Toyota’s failure to acknowledge the product defect.

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