NEW YORK, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by King & Spalding LLP regarding the Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Class Action Settlement.
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There is a proposed Settlement in a class action lawsuit against Toyota concerning certain Sienna vehicles. Those included in the Settlement have legal rights and options that must be exercised by certain deadlines.
What is the lawsuit about?
The lawsuit alleges the power sliding doors in certain Sienna vehicles are defective. Toyota denies that it has violated any law, or engaged in any wrongdoing. The Court did not decide which side was right. Instead, the parties decided to settle.
Am I Included in the proposed Settlement?
Subject to certain limited exclusions, you are included if as of March 1, 2019,
You own(ed), purchased, and/or lease(d) a 2011-2018 model year Sienna ("Subject Vehicle"); and
Your Subject Vehicle was distributed for sale or lease in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all other United States territories and/or possessions of the United States.
This Settlement does not involve claims of wrongful death, personal injury or physical property damage caused by an accident.
What does the Settlement provide?
The Settlement offers several benefits including a Customer Confidence Program providing prospective coverage for certain repairs to certain sliding door parts, a Loaner Vehicle to eligible Class Members, and reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses. Some of these benefits require action by Class Members by certain deadlines.
What are my options?
If you do nothing, you will remain in the Class, receive certain benefits and will not be able to sue Toyota. You can exclude yourself by May 3, 2019, if you don't want to be part of the Settlement. You won't get any settlement benefits, but you keep the right to sue Toyota. You can submit a Claim Form by a date to be set, which will not be earlier than 60 days after the Court's June 4, 2019 fairness hearing, if you have out-of-pocket expenses covered by the Settlement and don't exclude yourself. You can object to all or part of the Settlement by May 3, 2019, if you don't exclude yourself. The full notice describes how to exclude yourself, submit a Claim Form and/or object.
The Court will hold a fairness hearing on June 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. EDT to: (a) consider whether the proposed settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate; and (b) decide the plaintiffs' lawyers' request for fees of up to $6,500,000.00 and costs and expenses of up to $500,000.00 (which includes Class Representative service awards of not more than $2,500.00 each). The motion for attorneys' fees and costs will be posted on the website after they are filed. You may but are not required to appear at the hearing, and you may hire an attorney to appear for you, at your own expense.
For more information or a Claim Form call 1-833-305-3915 or visit www.ToyotaSiennaDoorSettlement.com.
SOURCE King & Spalding LLP