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June 27, 2014

Judge Names Temporary Lead Plaintiffs’ Counsel in GM Litigation

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman has appointed three lawyers as temporary lead counsel for plaintiffs in the ignition switch lawsuits filed against General Motors Co: Steve Berman, managing partner of Seattle’s Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro; Mark Robinson, senior partner at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis in Newport Beach, Calif.; and Elizabeth Cabraser, a partner at San Francisco’s Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.

All three of these attorneys “served in lead roles in litigation against Toyota Motor Corp. over sudden acceleration defects,” reports National Law Journal.

Judge Furman is reportedly considering delaying the claims in the ignition switch lawsuits “until key questions in the automaker’s bankruptcy are resolved.”

GM has claimed that certain cases are “barred” under a provision of the company’s 2009 bankruptcy. Judge Furman has asked plaintiffs lawyers to file a letter by July 7 regarding whether he should hold off appointing lead counsel in the litigation until U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Gerber decides the bankruptcy issues.

“Most of the cases transferred to Furman’s courtroom,” reports the National Law Journal, “are consumer class actions.”

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