United States District Court, E.D. Michigan, Southern Division
IN RE FCA U.S. LLC MONOSTABLE ELECTRONIC GEARSHIFT LITIGATION MDL No. 2744
Magistrate Judge David R. Grand
M. LAWSON, United States District Judge
ORDER NO. 2: APPOINTMENT OF LEAD AND LIAISON COUNSEL
October 18, 2016 the Court entered an order scheduling an
initial status conference and invited the parties to submit
applications for lead and liaison counsel. In response,
counsel for the plaintiffs filed a joint motion for the
appointment of a leadership structure for the plaintiffs. The
Court and the parties discussed the motion and the leadership
structure at the initial status conference in open court on
November 10, 2016. After consideration, the Court now
establishes the leadership structure for representation of
the plaintiffs in the consolidated cases before the Court,
and establishes the procedures set forth below.
it is ORDERED that the plaintiffs'
omnibus motion for appointment of leadership structure [dkt.
#9] is GRANTED IN PART.
further ORDERED as follows:
Appointment of Lead Counsel.
Court designates the following counsel as plaintiffs'
Lead Counsel and chair of the Plaintiffs' Steering
E. Powell Miller
The Miller Law Firm, P.C.
950 West University Drive, Suite 300 Rochester, Michigan
Court vests Mr. Miller, as Lead Counsel and PSC Chair, with
the authority and duty to coordinate and oversee the PSC
responsibilities set forth below; to schedule PSC meetings
and keep minutes or transcripts of these meetings; to appear
at periodic Court-noticed status conferences and hearings; to
sign and file all pleadings relating to all actions; and to
bind the PSC in scheduling settlement discussions and
discovery, setting agendas, entering into stipulations, and
in other necessary interactions with the settlement master
(if any), defense counsel, and the PSC. Mr. Miller also shall
have the authority to retain the services of any attorney not
part of the PSC to perform any common benefit work, provided
the attorney so consents and is bound by the PSC's
compensation structure. He shall perform other necessary PSC
administrative and logistical functions and carry out any
other duty as the Court may order.
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