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A federal judicial panel has ordered that 30 class actions brought against Facebook and Cambridge Analytica be coordinated into multidistrict litigation before U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in the Northern District of California.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s order on Wednesday came as little surprise, since Facebook and several of the plaintiffs had supported the move to the Northern District of California—although Facebook’s lawyers had requested U.S. District Judge Edward Davila, a 2011 appointee of President Barack Obama. Chhabria, also an Obama appointee, became a federal judge in 2014.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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