Aitken * Aitken * Cohn named as State Liaison Counsel in nationwide Toyota litigation
November 10, 2010
Since the sudden, unintended acceleration of Toyota vehicles gained national attention, and spurred
two separate recalls of Toyota vehicles, numerous lawsuits alleging product defect, personal injury,
and economic loss have been filed throughout the country. Many of these cases were filed in the
United States (or federal) judicial system, while others were filed in the various state courts.
The lawsuits filed in the federal court system have been consolidated into a single action to be
heard in the federal courthouse in Santa Ana, California. After application to the judge overseeing the
matter, Wylie Aitken was named as one of the State Liaison Counsel between the state-filed and
federal-filed actions. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn’s role will be to coordinate the numerous state-court
actions with the federal action in Santa Ana to promote efficiency and fairness in the prosecution of
these numerous claims.
Wylie and the firm look forward to serving the federal court, as well as the numerous state and
federal plaintiffs, in this exciting and important role.