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Minneapolis team receives defense verdict in Toyota trial
A Suffolk County jury returned a verdict in favor of defendant Toyota Motor Corporation following a 23-day trial. In her lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that the driver’s air bag was overly aggressive in the 1996 Toyota Corolla sedan she was driving at the time of her accident. The defense team, led by David Graves, was able to prove that the Corolla’s driver air bag’s "aggressivity" was no different than that of many other vehicles. With expert-witnesses and cross examinations, Graves was able to prove that the Corolla was properly tested, and it met all safety standards in effect at that time.