A federal judge in Los Angeles has refused to seal a wrongful termination suit in which a former in-house attorney for Toyota Motor Sales USA has asserted that the company hid and destroyed evidence in numerous rollover lawsuits. U.S. District Judge George H. King wrote that sealing would be futile since the complaint is "irreversibly in the public domain" by being available on the Internet. The suit threatens to reopen personal injury suits against Toyota brought on behalf of victims of rollover accidents.
Judge Refuses to Seal Record in Suit Alleging Discovery Abuses by Toyota
The National Law Journal
September 21, 2009