A federal judge has ordered that a former in-house lawyer at Toyota Motor Sales USA must arbitrate claims that the automobile manufacturer hid and destroyed evidence in cases involving victims of rollover accidents. U.S. District Judge George H. King of the Central District of California, citing an "inartfully pled civil RICO claim," also dismissed racketeering claims brought by the legal consulting firm of Dimitrios Biller.
Ex-Toyota Attorney Ordered Into Arbitration Over Destroyed Evidence Claims
The National Law Journal
November 19, 2009