Toyota, Accused of Destroying Rollover Accidents Evidence

Japanese manufacturer Toyota currently finds itself involved in a potentially image-damaging storm. Dimitrios Biller, a former Toyota Motor attorney, is accusing his former employer of hiding and destroying evidence regarding rollover accidents and has asked Dallas attorney Todd Tracy to refile 15 lawsuits against Toyota.

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.

Todd Tracy said in an interview quoted by Autonews that he is planning to refile the 15 lawsuits, some of them some six years old. He believes „this opens any cases that Toyota's had from years ago if Dimitrios Biller's allegations are true.”

About the authenticity of Biller’s claims, Tracy said “I can't imagine that he would make the allegations that he did with the very specific facts that he did without having some ammo backing him up,

Toyota declined to comment on the new allegations, saying it will not speak about unfiled lawsuits. The Japanese manufacturer did say, through the voice of spokesman Mike Michels, they are „confident that it has complied with our obligations with respect to our product liability litigation.

Toyota say Biller, although not in conflict with the manufacturer, has repeatedly tried to reveal the company's private information. “Apparently, Biller now intends to use this action as an excuse and new avenue for gaining some perceived leverage against Toyota.

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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