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A California jury determined Toyota Motor Sales was not liable for a 2008 nine-car accident, where the plaintiff claimed he suffered brain trauma from a design defect. The multi-car accident occurred when a farm field was being plowed in windy conditions. The plaintiff entered the dust cloud, where his car was struck by another, producing a series of collisions. The defense contended the car met and exceeded safety standards. After 2.5 days of deliberation, the jury sided in favor of the defendant.