Toyota Settles Lawsuit with Family Killed in Crash

Toyota has reached a confidential settlement with the relatives of Mark Saylor, Cleofe Saylor, Mahala Saylor and Chris Lastrella, who were all killed in August 2009 when the Lexus they were travelling in sped out of control and crashed into a ravine. Two months after the tragic accident, Toyota began a recall that eventually led to eight million vehicles beging recalled. Most lawsuits relating to the recall are still pending in the Southern District of California.

Brady Preston Gronlund filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Iowa Toyota owners under Iowa's Consumer Fraud Act, seeking recovery of, among other things, the lost value of the vehicles as a result of the recall.