September 7, 2002 |
Global Crossing Ltd. shareholders and workers seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages over the fiber-optic network owner's collapse will press their claims in federal court in New York, a panel of judges ruled. Combining the 57 lawsuits filed by Global Crossing employees and investors before U.S. District Gerard E. Lynch in Manhattan will aid pretrial information exchanges, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said.
February 6, 1985 |
All lawsuits filed against Union Carbide Corp. in the chemical leak disaster in Bhopal, India--totaling billions of dollars in damages--have been consolidated in federal court in New York, a judicial panel announced today. The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation said it assigned the case to U.S. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan.
October 6, 2000 |
A Chicago law firm said it has filed the first complaint seeking worldwide class-action status to combine lawsuits against Firestone and Ford Motor Co. for injuries, deaths and economic loss allegedly resulting from tire blowouts and tread loss. Chicago law firm Kenneth B.
April 9, 2010 |
More than 150 lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. over alleged sudden-acceleration problems and related injuries have been consolidated before a single federal judge in Santa Ana, about 30 miles from the automaker's U.S. headquarters in Torrance. That means that while federal investigations into the causes of the unintended speeding continue in Washington, Southern California now will be the focal point for assessing any personal damages. In a ruling handed down Friday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation allowed more than 100 suits seeking class-action status, as well as at least 50 personal injury cases, to be adjudicated in a single federal courtroom.
February 25, 2004 |
Shareholders' lawsuits claiming that Putnam Investments, Janus Capital Group Inc. and five other companies were involved in improper mutual fund trading have been consolidated and assigned to U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The federal Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Washington, which organizes complex federal cases, combined the shareholders' cases against six mutual fund managers and hedge fund Canary Capital Partners, its website said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1991
For too long they have been the recipients of little more than sanctimonious hand-wringing. But the tens of thousands of victims of asbestos exposure finally have reason to hope that the end of their long litigation nightmare is in sight. Last week a panel of federal judges ordered consolidation of more than 26,000 federal personal injury cases, transferring them to a single court for negotiation and, perhaps, resolution.