Richard Cupp, John W. Wade Professor of Law, recently spoke to the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, and KFWB News/Talk 980 about Toyota’s liability in the expanding recall of their vehicles. The AP article quoting Cupp was published by newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Examiner, and The China Post.
With over 10 million recall notices, Toyota currently has at least 30 lawsuits seeking class action status against the company for the reduced value of their cars and lost use of their vehicles during repairs. “This has the potential to be the biggest product liability case in the automotive industry,” said Cupp to the LA Times.
“Toyota will be dealing with jurors who have already heard bad things about Toyota, and in some instances, Toyota has acknowledged bad things about itself,” said Cupp. "There will be blood in the water.”
Cupp is widely recognized as a leading scholar and commentator in the fields of torts and products liability law. He has published numerous scholarly articles addressing products liability issues in prominent journals including the NYU Law Review, The Northwestern University Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the University of Illinois Law Review, and several others.