Judge denies Toyota's post-verdict motions in St. Paul accelerator crash

On the heels of a huge February verdict, a federal judge denied Toyota's post-verdict motions in the 2006 crash that killed 3 people in St. Paul, Minn.

A federal judge found Toyota liable for $4.7 million to the family of the crash victims and nearly $900,000 to Koua Fong Lee, who was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and spent two years in prison before being released after more reports emerged of Toyota vehicles suddenly accelerating.

Lee claims his 1996 Toyota Camry had a defect, causing it to accelerate on an I-94 ramp and crash into another car in St. Paul, killing three people including a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. Toyota claims Lee accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake.

The judge also denied Toyota's motion for a new trial.


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