. . . will be with us forever. And, no, we are not referencing their using tainted plaintiffs to sue securities fraudsters who might have otherwise been sued (perhaps more successfully) by others. At imPaneled, we’re concerned only with the saga that resulted in Lexecon Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, 523 U.S. 26 (1998), the only instance in which the Supreme Court has considered 28 U.S.C. § 1407 in any depth. Strategic issues arising from Lexecon were the subject of an interesting post earlier this week on Above the Law, of all places. ATL, as even its infrequent visitors likely sense, generally features what passes for gossip in the legal community, punctuated by commentary worthy of only the most debauched fraternity brothers–not that there’s anything wrong with that.
As for today’s news, imPaneled is now on the scene of tomorrow’s Panel hearing in Savannah, and expecting to post some semblance of a preview before then, amidst whatever Panel-centric revelry transpires tonight. The sponsors of that revelry were at their best in September in Philadelphia. We’ll see if they brought their “A” game south with them.