This came over the wires:
The first of scores of lawsuits filed against Toyota Motor Corp. in U.S. federal courts over complaints of unintended acceleration are unlikely to go to trial for at least two years, the judge overseeing the cases said on Friday.
U.S. District Judge James Selna told lawyers at a status conference that he expected so-called bellwether cases -- those he will choose to serve as guides for how the rest of the litigation might proceed -- to be ready for trial during the first quarter of 2013.
Source here. The issues are not limited to jammed floor mats or sticky gas pedals, but implicate the electronic throttle systems in Toyota vehicles. If there is a ghost in the machine, trial lawyers need to become ghost-busters for the jury.