Attorney Dimitrios Biller was the former managing counsel for Toyota Motor Sales USA and handled rollover cases for the company. He has now done a rollover of his own — accusing the car manufacturer of destroying evidence of rollover in a “ruthless conspiracy” to hide dangers.
Toyota has faced recalls and allegations of injuries due to rollover questions, here.
Biller alleges that he was pushed to a breakdown by the company and eventually fired for his opposition to the practices. Biller was an associate and partner at Pillsbury Winthrop for 14 years before joining Toyota. Much of the allegations concerns vehicle roofs and he alleges that he repeatedly tried to get Toyota executives to turn over evidence, including the company’s in-house counsel.
He was ultimately given $3.7 million in severance and the company is accusing him of serious ethical breaches.
His website states:
Mr. Biller also served as the National Managing Counsel in charge of the National Rollover Program at Toyota for four and a half years. While Managing Counsel Mr. Biller supervised dozens of lawyers throughout the United States with a variety of skill sets inside the courtroom during trial and before trial in the discovery process. Mr. Biller took a hands on approach to managing cases under his supervision because he took an aggressive position on settlement negotiations and forced many cases to trial for global reasons. In a 36 month period, Mr. Biller managed 12 sophisticated and catastrophic cases to trial, and obtained defense verdicts in all those cases.
Here is the lawsuit: Toyota_suit
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