Judge: Toyota staff should be held responsible for wrongdoing

|About: Toyota Motor Corporation (TM)|By:, SA News Editor

A judge wants Toyota (TM) employees to be held responsible for the car-maker misleading consumers about the sudden acceleration in its cars in the late 2000s, which has been linked to the death of five people and led to a massive recall.

District Judge William Pauley expressed the hope as he approved a $1.2B penalty that the company has agreed to pay for its wrongdoing.

However, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said that while he wasn't "foreclosing anything," he believed that the settlement is the "final resolution" of the case.