Sorry, They're Staying In the Boxes: Ex-Toyota Lawyer Can't Release Docs

These are, incidentally, the same four boxes of documents that plaintiffs' lawyer Todd Tracy said in December didn't contain a "shred of evidence." Biller can't release the documents, an arbitrator ruled, but he won't have to fork them over to Toyota or give an inventory of them as lawyers for the automaker wanted.

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February 12, 2010

Sorry, They're Staying In the Boxes: Ex-Toyota Lawyer Can't Release Docs
Andrew Hard

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Dimitrios Biller

Woof! 2010 has been a real stinker of a year for Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

But Thursday actually yielded good news on one of the massive slew of lawsuits that plaintiffs have crashed into the automaker.

Toyota won a temporary ruling against Dimitrios Biller, their former national managing counsel in charge of defending litigation brought in rollover accidents from 2003 to 2007, who says he has about 6,000 confidential documents that prove the company hid evidence in several rollover lawsuits.

These are, incidentally, the same four boxes of documents that plaintiffs' lawyer Todd Tracy said in December didn't contain a "shred of evidence."

Biller can't release the documents, an arbitrator ruled, but he won't have to fork them over to Toyota or give an inventory of them as lawyers for the automaker wanted.

Toyota contends that if their former in-house lawyer reveals any of the documents he will violate his $3.7 million severance deal.

Andrew Hard can be contacted at moc.mla|draha#moc.mla|draha.

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