Todd Tracy Backs Down in Toyota Lawsuit

Remember the frenzy stirred by former Toyota attorney and his lawyer, Todd Tracy back in September, when they accused the Japanese carmaker of covering-up roll-over accident evidence and threatened with re-opening several suits against it? Well, forget it.

Todd Tracy, the man who in September said Toyota's "cover-up of serious safety problems makes a 'chump' out of the American taxpayer," had a long few months and a sudden change of heart.

"I did not see any type of concealment, destruction or pattern of discovery abuse that affected my cases that I had sought to reopen,” Tracy said in a statement quoted by the New York Times. “Lawyers have a legal and professional responsibility to pursue cases that are meritorious. The documents I reviewed did not provide evidence sufficient to me to continue prosecuting these cases at this time.”

And that's about it, apparently. As was to be expected, Toyota is pleased with Tracy's decision, but we reckon they still have a problem with the man who started it all, Dimitrios Biller.

Biller, who worked for Toyota until 2007, filed a suit against Toyota this summer. He claims Toyota didn’t disclose all evidence useful for rollover suits or for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations.

Toyota say Biller, although not in conflict with the manufacturer, has repeatedly tried to reveal the company's private information. Biller also filed a lawsuit against its post-Toyota employer, the Los Angeles County, on the grounds he was fired based on his disabilities - depression and dyslexia.
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