While attempts to reopen federal product liability suits against Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. have essentially stopped, a plaintiff is charging ahead in a similar Texas state court case. An appeals court ruled that Pennie Fay Green, whose suit involving a vehicle rollover settled confidentially, can proceed with discovery in her attempt to obtain a contempt order and sanctions. Green filed her motion after a former Toyota in-house lawyer filed a complaint that included allegations of discovery abuse by two Toyota entities.
Discovery a Go in Attempt to Obtain Sanctions Against Toyota Over Alleged Discovery Abuses
February 1, 2010