Judge Refuses To Toss Lead Counsel From Listerine MDL

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday overrode McNeil-PPC Inc.'s objections to the appointment of Scott Cole & Associates APC as lead counsel in multidistrict litigation accusing it of misrepresenting the effectiveness of Listerine mouthwash, but he barred one of the firm's attorneys from the MDL.

U.S. District Judge William Dimitrouleas was unpersuaded by the Johnson & Johnson unit's claims that the Oakland,Calif.-based firm should not be appointed lead counsel because it allegedly refused to cooperate with other plaintiffs and pursued frivolous allegations that none of the...
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