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Toyota to pay family of runaway Lexus
LOS ANGELES — Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker’s vehicles, an attorney said Thursday.
The amount was released Thursday by Orange County lawyer Larry Willis, who represents the dealership that lent the Lexus to the family, attorney Jean-Paul Jassey said. Mr. Jassey spoke with Mr. Willis and represented several media organizations, including the Associated Press, that filed a motion opposing efforts to keep the details sealed.
The dealership was privy to the confidential September settlement agreement but has not reached its own agreement with those who sued.
The settlement amount was first reported Thursday by the Los Angeles Times. Toyota, which did not admit or deny liability in the settlement, said it was disappointed that the amount had been made public.
Purse that hit gunman sells for $13,000
PANAMA CITY — The purse a Florida school board member used to smack a man who was holding other board members at gunpoint has sold for more than $13,000 in an auction.
Authorities say the Brahmin purse Ginger Littleton used Dec. 14 in an unsuccessful attempt to disarm gunman Clay Duke after sneaking up on him sold Wednesday for $13,100 on eBay. The buyer lives in Alexandria, Va., and asked to remain anonymous.
The purse manufacturer, based in Fairhaven, Mass., said it would match the bid. That means the charity founded by Mike Jones, the security guard who shot and wounded Duke before he killed himself, will get a total of $26,200 from the sale. The purse is from the discontinued Almond Collection and originally sold for $345.
Indoor marijuana farm found at crash site
ELLICOTT CITY — A Baltimore area man has more than just insurance claims to worry about after a car crashed into his home.
Police say the crash revealed that Richard Marriott, 44, had an indoor marijuana farm.
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