Multidistrict litigation is fast permeating federal courts, according to Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto. He’s landed another settlement agreement in Miami’s ongoing multidistrict litigation over defective Takata Corp. air bag inflators, which prompted the largest car safety recall in U.S. history.

Volkswagen Group of America Inc. has agreed to shell out $42 million, making it the eighth of 11 automaker defendants to settle with consumers over its use of Takata air bags in more than 1.3 million Volkswagen and Audi vehicles.