Takata Airbag Customers Seek Joining of Lost-Value Suits

Bloomberg News
November 4, 2014

Lawrence A. Sucharow discusses combining lawsuits in the Takata airbags litigation

Frequently used when there are several lawsuits with similar claims, Lawrence Sucharow said, “The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) will consider the request to combine the suits at a hearing in Miami Jan. 29.”

An MDL for these claims creates a “uniformity of decisions,” he added. “You don’t get a judge in one district deciding one way and another deciding another way.” It also allows for “a single, coordinated plaintiffs’ effort.”