The federal judge overseeing a batch of cases against e-cigarette maker Juul has chosen four plaintiffs lawyers to lead the case in its early stages.
At the end of a marathon hearing Friday where more than 40 lawyers gave two-minute pitches for leadership positions in the multidistrict litigation, U.S. District Judge William Orrick III of the Northern District of California appointed four lawyers to handle preliminary matters for plaintiffs: Sarah London, a partner at San Francisco’s Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Dena Sharp, of Girard Sharp in San Francisco; Ellen Relkin of Weitz & Luxenberg in New York; and Dean Kawamoto of Keller Rohrback in Seattle.
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