Press Release – Brian Panish appointed to serve on Plaintiff’s Committee in the Toyota Multi-District Litigation
June 7, 2010
LOS ANGELES, California (June 7, 2010) Brian Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP was appointed on May 14, 2010 by U.S. District Court Judge James Selna to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel Committee for Personal Injury/Wrongful Death cases in the Toyota multi-district litigation (MDL) pending in Santa Ana, California. Panish will be one of nine attorneys on the Liaison Counsel Committee who will help direct the personal injury litigation against Toyota relating to sudden unintended vehicle acceleration. More than seventy plaintiffs’ lawyers sought to be appointed to leadership positions in the MDL, which currently includes more than two hundred cases. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP currently represents plaintiffs in six cases involving sudden unintended vehicle acceleration which resulted in death or catastrophic injuries. Two of these cases have already been filed by the firm.
“It is a honor to be appointed to this committee”, said Panish. “We look forward to working with other members of the committee to marshal the evidence necessary to prosecute these claims and hold Toyota responsible for the injuries and deaths the company’s defective vehicles have caused.”
Brian Panish is a nationally known plaintiff’s attorney who obtained the largest personal injury verdict in United States history in the 1999 landmark case Anderson v. General Motors ($4.9 billion). Other notable verdicts by Panish and the lawyers of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP include the largest individual plaintiff personal injury verdict in California, Griggs v. Caterpillar ($58 million), the largest tire tread separation verdict in U.S. history, Lampe v. Continental General Tire ($55 million), and the largest verdict against the city of San Francisco, Dominguez v. City of San Francisco ($27.4 million.) Panish Shea & Boyle LLP specializes in representing plaintiffs in personal injury and business litigation, including wrongful death, catastrophic injury, product liability, and mass tort cases.
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