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FireWire: Three Powerhouse Firms Align to Vie for Coveted Lead Counsel Postion RE: Woolsey Fire

BREAKING NEWS: With the rapidly changing landscape in the Woolsey Fire litigation space, we have just learned three POWERHOUSE law firms are aligning to fight for the coveted *Lead Counsel* position. 

In any mass action, the court will consolidate all cases for discovery and trial purposes to determine liability as one single action. 

Law firms traditionally compete for *lead counsel position* to maintain control of their own clients cases and to obtain the lion’s share of litigation costs.

It’s looking like there will be more of this type of alignment to come from other firms competing for the lead counsel position.

Yesterday’s Los Angeles County Superior Court conducted a hearing on the coordination of all Woolsey Fire cases as one action for discovery and trial purposes to determine liability of the defendants for the plaintiffs’ losses.

So far, 31 cases involving more than 600 plaintiffs alleging losses caused by the Woolsey Fire have been filed in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Dozens of law firms represent the plaintiffs.

Follow The Local Malibu’s FireWire page for the latest breaking news involving the Woolsey Fire.

 

Cece Woods

The Current Report Editor in Chief Cece Woods started The Local Malibu, an activism based platform in 2014. The publication was instrumental in the success of pro-preservation ballot measures and seating five top vote-getters in the Malibu City Council elections.

During the summer of 2018, Woods exposed the two-year law enforcement cover-up in the Malibu Creek State Park Shootings, and a few short months later provided the most comprehensive local news coverage during the Woolsey Fire attracting over 1 million hits across her social media platforms. Woods also founded Malibu based 90265 Magazine and Cali Mag devoted to the authentic southern California lifestyle.

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