An attorney at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC has been named lead counsel in a group of suits in Michigan federal court accusing General Motors LLC of selling cars with defective transmissions.
U.S. District Judge David M. Lawson appointed Theodore J. Leopold to coordinate and oversee the five cases and the plaintiffs' steering committee in an order filed late Thursday.
"I am very proud that Judge Lawson appointed me as lead counsel," Leopold told Law360 on Monday. "I look forward to leading a great team of attorneys and law firms for this important litigation and bringing General Motors' conduct to light to both consumers and the public as a whole so that a full measure of justice can be obtained."
The order also names attorneys from Berger Montague PC, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check LLP, Capstone Law APC, The Miller Law Firm and Gordon & Partners PA to the plaintiffs' steering committee, and names Michael L. Pitt of Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers PC as liaison counsel.
Mark A. Ozzello of Capstone Law APC said his firm supported Leopold's appointment, and accepts its appointment to the plaintiffs' steering committee.
A spokesperson for Cohen Milstein said that the firm planned to file a consolidated complaint late Monday night.
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