2.19.2010

House Committee Subpoenas Documents From Former Toyota Counsel; Toyota Had Filed Injunction To Prevent Their Release


The same House committee (Oversight and Government Reform) before which Toyota President Akio Toyoda will testify next week about the automaker's gas pedal recall has subpoenaed records in the possession of former Toyota American National Managing Counsel Dimitrios Biller.

Biller told ABC News earlier this month that Toyota had tried to hide "evidence of safety defects from consumers and regulators and fostered a culture of hypocrisy and deceit." Biller said he had documents in his possession that would validate that claim.

Toyota filed an injunction preventing Biller from releasing those documents, but the House committee subpoena overrules that.

The complete news release from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is here.

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