, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, is quoted in an April 10, 2014 Minnesota Lawyer
article titled, "Will home turf matter for Target?" The article details the recent consolidation and transfer of the various data breach lawsuits filed against Target since December. It reports that earlier in April, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred 33 lawsuits from 18 federal districts to U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson in the District of Minnesota.
"[D]efendants in large, complex cases are happier on their home field, but the Minnesota-based plaintiffs are happy as well," David shares in the article, adding, "with this many claims coming in from all over the U.S., the panel could have realistically sent the case anywhere, but this might be one of those cases were there weren't a lot of other logical forums." He also notes that "because these cases place big burdens on judges and their staffs, the panel prefers to send MDLs to a judge that has experience in large, complex cases and has the time and resources available."
To read the full article online, go to: Minnesota Lawyer "Will home turf matter for Target?" (subscription required.)
David Herr, a partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, is a highly regarded appellate lawyer and complex case litigator. He is frequently sought out to provide practical and sophisticated advice on how to resolve difficult, multi-party disputes in trial courts and arbitral forums, as well as in the appellate courts. David is also author of the Multidistrict Litigation Manual: Practice Before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.