. . . to the question imPaneled posed to its readers yesterday, i.e., “is imPaneled a blog of its word?” The “word” was that there would be a post today. Now there’s a post today.
As imPaneled is staffed entirely by attorneys, it crossed our minds that we might add nothing more and still celebrate having posted. But implicit in yesterday’s promise was something of a representation that today’s post would actually include substance. And the complex litigation community bounced back from a lackluster week to give us real substance yesterday. To wit:
- Boies Schiller and Cohen Milstein are contesting leadership in the Blue Cross antitrust action in the N.D. Ala. Boies Schiller shrewdly added two local firms to its proposal, and further offered a generous helping of lodestar from their friends at Hausfeld.
- Four firms–Abraham Fruchter, Bernstein Liebhard, Robbins Geller and the Rosen Law Firm–gave notice of their intention to seek lead status in the Lone Pine Resources case pending in the S.D.N.Y.
- Fannie Mae previewed what is likely to be a bruising battle over whether the Panel should transfer and consolidate the many cases comprising MDL 2388, the Mortgage Lender Force-Placed Insurance Litigation.
More to come tomorrow, and to all the complex litigators out there–keep up both the production and the conflict.