Technicians who tested a Toyota Prius after its owner claimed its gas pedal stuck were unable to recreate the same condition, according to a draft congressional memo obtained Sunday by CNN.
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.
A former lawyer with Toyota is accusing the company of having a systematic disregard for the law because it withheld information on safety issues sometimes even when it was required for lawsuits.
Toyota disputed the claims, calling the accusations "inaccurate and misleading."