Lawyers offer fullest glimpse yet of arguments in Toyota case

Joseph Lavitt quoted in Daily Journal, July 29, 2013 (registration required)

UC Berkeley School of Law professor Joseph Lavitt said in an email that if evidence shows a brake override system would have halted Uno’s car, “any ‘state of the art’ defense by Toyota may be seriously undermined.” On the other hand, Lavitt said, “If Toyota demonstrates that its brake/acceleration configuration was the safest in use at the time of sale, it may be difficult to prove that a practically alternative design was available.”