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  • With its $14.7 billion settlement in the rearview mirror, Volkswagen is turning its focus to Europe, where lawyers representing the automaker’s investors and customers overseas have moved to subpoena documents in the United States. The discovery battles come as European regulators turn up the heat in their investigations of Volkswagen, which has admitted that 11 ...

  • “This was a hard-fought case, stretching over four years and requiring the resources of many firms to obtain a significant recovery on behalf of the class,” Burns said. “Given the thousands of hours expended, the risks attending this case, and the result we obtained, we think the fee award was fair and reasonable."...

  • "Today, six Supreme Court justices did the right thing, preserving class actions for at least another battle on another day. The majority held that a defendant cannot wipe the slate clean by buying off an individual class representative, offering a pittance to settle an individual claim and extinguish uncertified class claims. The dissent resonates with...

  • “These aren’t really business meetings,” said Mr. Burns, who supports sending the litigation to Virginia. “This gives us an opportunity to talk to folks, to network.” As for the actual arguments Thursday, “there’s an element of theater to it,” Mr. Burns said, since there’s not much you can say in two minutes past what the panel already knows....

  • Burns told Law360 on Tuesday that “Dallas didn't quite get the win I argued for. But we are pleased that the panel has sent the case to a very seasoned and accomplished judge. We look forward to prosecuting these important claims on behalf of American travelers in our nation's capital.”...

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