Ex-Toyota In-House Atty Can't Revive Malpractice Suit

By Kurt Orzeck (April 28, 2016, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Wednesday refused to revive a suit in which a former in-house attorney for Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. accused his own ex-lawyer of malpractice in his employment dispute with Toyota.

Affirming a lower court's judgment, the appellate judges said a confidentiality provision in a 2007 $4 million settlement Dimitrios P. Biller reached with Toyota prevented him from showing that he would have gotten a better severance agreement were it not for attorney Michael Faber's alleged malpractice.

Biller claimed he felt compelled to resign from Toyota after coming to believe that the company had hired him...

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