3 attorneys affiliated with GJN have been appointed to leadership positions on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the coordinated Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” class action cases in the United States. Elizabeth Cabraser of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein LLP has been named Lead Counsel and Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee. GJN members Lynn Sarko of Keller Rorhback LLP and Michael Hausfeld of Hausfeld LLP have also been appointed members of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee.
All class action cases filed in federal courts throughout the United States have been grouped together in the “Multi-District Litigation” or MDL in the federal district court in San Francisco, California, under Judge Breyer. The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee is responsible for coordinating all efforts on behalf of affected VW claimants in the MDL including “discovery” and settlement negotiation.