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Toyota case marks a new high-water mark

, The National Law Journal

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Nearly three years after Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 10 million vehicles for defects associated with sudden acceleration, a team of three plaintiffs' attorneys in December reached a $1.3 billion settlement to resolve economic damages claims by consumers. One of those attorneys was Frank Pitre, a name partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, who was in charge of claims brought by independent auto dealers, rental car companies and other commercial plaintiffs who bought Toyota vehicles.

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