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American Lawyer Highlights “Blockbuster” VW Emissions Settlement in Year-End Roundup

The American Lawyer takes a look back at how the plaintiffs’ bar fared for better and for worse in 2016, including a report on the “blockbuster” $14.7 billion settlement in the Volkswagen diesel emissions consumer fraud case that surpassed previous automotive industry records and may well have set an all-time speed and efficiency record for a case of its size, running from inception to resolution in less than a year.

The piece also examines victories and pitfalls in other cases, including the multidistrict defective ignition switch litigation against General Motors as well as significant securities, employment, and environmental law cases. Read the full American Lawyer article here (subscription).