Recording Date: April 15, 2010
Duration: 115 minutes
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Agenda and Speakers

• Overview of the problem: What is sudden and unintended acceleration? How long has Toyota been aware of the problem?
• What is the defective product that is causing the alleged problem?
o Gas pedal malfunction
o electronic throttle malfunction
o Software problems
• The warnings
• Who knew what when?
• The company’s response over the years to complaints
• The role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
• What are the causes of action?
• Diminished value and loss of use
• Punitive damages and criminal implications
• Update on class action filings and MDL
• Defense perspective
• Access to the information from the event data recorder

Speakers:
David Inscho, Esq., Kline & Specter PC, Philadelphia
Stephen Sheller, Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia
Jamie Sheller, Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia
Martha Wivell, Esq., Sheller, P.C., Philadelphia
Hike Heiskell, Esq., Bailey & Glasser, Charleston, WV