Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Biller: A Case of Wrongful Termination?

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles has referred former Toyota in-house lawyer Dimitrios Biller to the state bar for violating his duty of confidentiality to Toyota, and has issued an injunction barring Biller from making personal use of Toyota's confidences in Biller's consulting business. Biller has sued Toyota in federal court for wrongful termination and has waged a public campaign against what he claims is Toyota's practice of obstructing discovery in civil lawsuits against it. The injunction did not affect Biller's lawsuit. This is a great issue for PR teachers exploring the pros/cons of giving in-house lawyers the right to bring wrongful termination actions.

Watch for updates of this here.

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