Toyota has been in the news amid accusations that the company hid and destroyed relevant evidence in more than 300 rollover accident lawsuits. Toyota was fined $139,000 in 2005 for failing to provide discovery that distorted the function of the trial. This case highlights the importance of discovery and the issue of court secrecy. AAJ supports the Sunshine in Litigation Act (HR 1508), a bill that would give federal judges additional discretion to decide whether a secrecy agreement impacts public health and safety.
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