A federal judicial panel has ordered dozens of lawsuits against Intel, Apple and Uber into multidistrict litigation—but only one docket went to California’s increasingly congested district in the Bay Area.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation sent 61 cases over alleged defects in iPhone batteries to U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, who sits in San Jose, California, near defendant Apple Inc.’s headquarters in Cupertino. Plaintiffs attorneys and Apple, represented by Theodore Boutrous of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, had each supported the Northern District of California.
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