Plaintiffs’ lawyers who assembled a proposed leadership team in Ozempic lawsuits fired back at the accusation that they excluded attorneys—then added two more lawyers to their proposed team.

Florida attorney Sarah Foster, of Schlesinger Law Offices in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, had objected to the initial team of 30 attorneys, insisting that the application process had not been open and transparent. But, in a Wednesday response, proposed co-lead plaintiffs’ attorneys called the objection an “unfounded attack on a well-accepted, fair, and transparent process.” They defended their private ordering of the team, which U.S. District Judge Gene Pratter of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania had commended at the initial March 14 hearing.