Lawmaker: Toyota withheld crash lawsuit evidence

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Old 27 Feb 2010, 12:52 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lawmaker: Toyota withheld crash lawsuit evidence

Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee, said the documents subpoenaed from ex-Toyota lawyer
Dimitrios Biller "indicate Toyota deliberately withheld records that
it was legally required to produce."

Biller also accuses Toyota of trying to hide "evidence of safety
defects from consumers and regulators, and fostered a culture of
'hypocrisy and deceit,' " Towns said.

The documents suggest Toyota entered into multimillion-dollar
settlements in civil cases when it feared the plaintiff's lawyers were
getting close to discovering the existence of the "Books of
Knowledge."

From The Detroit News:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0giVCOBGy
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Old 27 Feb 2010, 09:03 am   #2 (permalink)
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On 02/26/2010 10:52 PM, john wrote:
> Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government
> Reform Committee, said the documents subpoenaed from ex-Toyota lawyer
> Dimitrios Biller "indicate Toyota deliberately withheld records that
> it was legally required to produce."
>
> Biller also accuses Toyota of trying to hide "evidence of safety
> defects from consumers and regulators, and fostered a culture of
> 'hypocrisy and deceit,' " Towns said.
>
> The documents suggest Toyota entered into multimillion-dollar
> settlements in civil cases when it feared the plaintiff's lawyers were
> getting close to discovering the existence of the "Books of
> Knowledge."
>
> From The Detroit News:
> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0giVCOBGy



"detroit news"??? that's not biased!

***

news just in from tokyo weekly:

"frod showed up in d.c. today with 500 lobbyists to exercise their
constitutional rights to petition congress for a whitewash on their
vehicles that rolled and crushed their occupants because of a flat tire.
nobody knows just how much money changed hands in the private meetings
lobbyists had with congressional staffers, but several were seen to be
grinning as they left their offices with briefcases clutched tightly to
their chests.

'we will investigate all allegations of corporate manslaughter
thoroughly' said chairman of the corporate palm greasing committee, rep
richard pocketliner, d-mi, 'and the sheeple can be assured that we will
find firestone guilty'.

all nhtsa statistical databases have since been re-written to carefully
'adjust' any 'misgathered' information on death rates that might
implicate detroit's finest, and lawyers for bereaved families are being
safely audited by the irs to ensure they get the message about not
pursuing cases that might uncover any inconvenient corporate memoranda."

[ed astroturfer from beltway associates contributed to this report.]

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Old 28 Feb 2010, 04:39 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"jim beam" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> On 02/26/2010 10:52 PM, john wrote:
>> Rep. Ed Towns, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Oversight and Government
>> Reform Committee, said the documents subpoenaed from ex-Toyota lawyer
>> Dimitrios Biller "indicate Toyota deliberately withheld records that
>> it was legally required to produce."
>>
>> Biller also accuses Toyota of trying to hide "evidence of safety
>> defects from consumers and regulators, and fostered a culture of
>> 'hypocrisy and deceit,' " Towns said.
>>
>> The documents suggest Toyota entered into multimillion-dollar
>> settlements in civil cases when it feared the plaintiff's lawyers were
>> getting close to discovering the existence of the "Books of
>> Knowledge."
>>
>> From The Detroit News:
>> http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz0giVCOBGy

>
>
> "detroit news"??? that's not biased!
>
> ***
>
> news just in from tokyo weekly:
>
> "frod showed up in d.c. today with 500 lobbyists to exercise their
> constitutional rights to petition congress for a whitewash on their
> vehicles that rolled and crushed their occupants because of a flat tire.
> nobody knows just how much money changed hands in the private meetings
> lobbyists had with congressional staffers, but several were seen to be
> grinning as they left their offices with briefcases clutched tightly to
> their chests.
>
> 'we will investigate all allegations of corporate manslaughter thoroughly'
> said chairman of the corporate palm greasing committee, rep richard
> pocketliner, d-mi, 'and the sheeple can be assured that we will find
> firestone guilty'.
>
> all nhtsa statistical databases have since been re-written to carefully
> 'adjust' any 'misgathered' information on death rates that might implicate
> detroit's finest, and lawyers for bereaved families are being safely
> audited by the irs to ensure they get the message about not pursuing cases
> that might uncover any inconvenient corporate memoranda."


LIAR

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