Monday, April 12, 2010

JPML Announces Consolidation of Toyota Litigation

The JPML has ordered a consolidation of more than 200 lawsuits against Toyota before Judge James Selma in the Central District of California.  This order combines the personal injury lawsuits with class actions alleging economic damages.

The order is available here.

As I have argued previously in the context of the 9/11 cases and Hurricane Katrina litigation, consolidating these lawsuits around such a loosely defined event, here, the acceleration problems, might not necessarily be the most efficient or just way of handling such mass tort litigation.

RJE

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