Ala. to receive part of Toyota safety settlement


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state of Alabama is set to receive part of a $29 million Toyota Motor Corporation settlement over safety concerns.

State Attorney General Luther Strange announced Thursday that Alabama will receive nearly $642,000. The settlement stemmed from concerns over some of the company's vehicles unintentionally accelerating. ( reports Alabama is one of 29 states and territories that claimed the company engaged in unfair and deceptive practices by failing to disclose safety defects in a timely manner.

Toyota representatives say the company will change the safety culture of its American operations, and will improve responsiveness to safety concerns. The company is also ordered to consider customer's requests for reimbursement and pay restitution on a case-by-case basis.

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