Thursday, October 1, 2009

Former Toyota in house counsel turned whistleblower referred to disciplinary authorities for disclosing information

About a month ago, a former high-ranking in house attorney for Toyota alleged that the auto maker conspired to illegally conceal and withhold evidence in Toyota rollover lawsuits filed by consumers who claimed that vehicle design defects caused severe injuries. For the full story go here, here, here.

Now comes word that a judge has referred the lawyer to the State Bar of California for possibly violating the rules of professional conduct by disclosing confidential attorney-client information. For this aspect of the story go here.

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