The jury also didn't buy accusations Toyota committed fraud, but did find evidence that Mr. Hogan wasn't exactly squeaky clean in the matter because he acted with "unclean hands." That finding caused the jury to knock $2.3 million off the verdict.
Toyota says it respects the decision by the jury, but the automaker believes the evidence shows it followed its contractual obligations to Hogan and his Claremont and San Juan Capistrano dealerships.
The Toyota lawsuit was filed in the Orange County Superior Court of California - Roger Hogan, SRK, Inc, dba Capistrano Toyota/Scion, and R&C Motor Corp., dba Claremont Toyota v. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
The plaintiff is represented by Miller Barondess, LLP.