When former in-house defense attorney Dimitrios Biller resigned from his top post at Toyota, he walked out with something potentially more valuable than his nearly $4 million severance package.
He took some 6,000 internal documents, including memos and e-mails potentially damaging to his former employer.
"Not potentially, they are. They are very damaging," Biller told CNN.
Biller, now entangled in litigation with the auto giant, defended the company in product liability and negligence cases from 2003 to 2007. He says he quit because of what he alleges were "criminal acts" by Toyota - specifically, withholding information the company was legally required to turn over to plaintiffs' lawyers during litigation.