imPaneled has been following the ongoing battle involving big firms and small ones for control of the cases that, for now at least, comprise MDL 2406, In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation. So as to refresh your recollections (and spare you the burden of clicking on the link above), a Boies Schiller/Hausfeld tag team was battling Cohen Milstein for control of several cases pending in the N.D. Ala. when a cohort of smaller firms petitioned the Panel to centralize those cases with three pending in other Southern red states. See supra, Davids v. Goliaths.
One of the Davids, Ball & Scott, filed a case in the M.D. La., but moved for centralization in the E.D. La. Now Boies Schiller and Hausfeld have filed a case in the M.D. La. They have notified the Panel to that effect, but otherwise not made their intentions clear. Nothing before the Panel seeks centralization there–yet. There are still two weeks left before the oral argument for Boies Schiller to spring a November surprise.