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 Inc. has asserted that the auto manufacturer hid and destroyed evidence in numerous rollover lawsuits.

“Defendant argues it will suffer further harm if we do not seal the complaint,” U.S. District Judge George H. King wrote. “However, plaintiffs’ complaint is now irreversibly in the public domain, as it is readily available on the Internet. Therefore, sealing the complaint would be futile at this point.”

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