By Kim Truongle –
January 18, 2013 – Today, it was reported in the media that settlement discussions are occurring with regard to ASR cases. This information is speculative and unconfirmed. Instead, Plaintiffs’ counsel nationwide are focusing on trial preparation, with the first case set to begin in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Next month, another trial is set to start in Illinois. Plaintiffs’ counsel for these two state trial cases are cooperating and working in conjunction with counsel in the Ohio MDL, whose first two cases are set for start in May and July. Again, any “news” about settlements or settlement discussions is, at this point, purely speculative. We believe there is still a lot of work and progress to be made before fruitful settlement discussions can occur.
The Nations Law Firm