Toyota Being Sued By Former Lawyer For Hiding Evidence

August 30, 2009

California (ChattahBox) – A former attorney for the automaker Toyota has made a shocking allegation in a federal lawsuit, claiming that the company hid evidence of “its vehicles’ structural shortcomings from becoming known”.

The suit alleges that Toyota hid key evidence in various death and injury cases, in order to keep problems with their vehicles a secret.

The allegations have been made by Dimitrios P. Biller, the former counsel for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. According to Biller, he had brought his concerns up to the company, and lost his job because of it.

Toyota has released the following statement:

“Toyota takes its legal obligations seriously and works to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards.”

However, this is at odds with the motion filed to seal the complaint, with the company’s current defense stating that the confidential information Biller is prepared to reveal would be against his capacity as their former attorney, and so it cannot be divulged.

The official document for the case states that Toyota withheld important information from the plaintiff’s in wrongful death and injury claims.

The full document was originally posted on the CBS News website, but has since been removed.

A hearing is set for September 14.


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