On October 6, 2016, Fairfax Circuit Court Chief Judge Bruce White appointed Webster Book LLP as Lead Counsel for all plaintiffs in Virginia Volkswagen cases. A three judge panel had previously transferred all Virginia cases to the Fairfax Court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The Court will hold a hearing on November 3 at 10:00 a.m. to hear the parties’ views on issues regarding pretrial discovery and whether cases will be tried individually or as a group with common issues (such as trials on liability only). Ultimately, the Court must also determine whether all cases will be tried in Fairfax or whether the Court will send cases back to the jurisdiction where they were filed for trial.
Steven T. Webster, Webster Book LLP