According to a new Bloomberg
report, jury selection has commenced in a lawsuit against Toyota
stemming from the unintended acceleration debacle. Amir Sitafalwalla sued Toyota in 2008, claiming that his 2005 Scion
accelerated uncontrollably and only stopped when he hit a tree.
This is the first unintended acceleration case to reach trial after Toyota recalled millions of vehicles in 2009 to fix the unintended acceleration. Sitafalwalla's case goes to trial in Central Islip, Long Island later this month.