Welcome to Critical MassLaw.com’s weekly briefing for class action and mass tort attorneys. This is Michael Riccardi, filling in for Amanda Bronstad, who has the week off. Mercedes-Benz and its corporate parent are, perhaps for the first time, facing a lawsuit over an allegedly defective air bag. And the brother of embattled trial lawyer Tom Girardi was rebuffed in his attempt to effectuate Girardi’s resignation as a member of the California bar.

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