Judge Appoints Special Master In Madoff ERISA Suits

Law360, New York (November 23, 2011, 4:38 PM EST) -- A New York magistrate judge on Tuesday appointed a special master to iron out various discovery disputes in consolidated class actions accusing several investment firms of negligently funneling hundreds of millions of dollars in pension funds to imprisoned fraudster Bernard L. Madoff.

John J. Hughes, a retired magistrate judge, will handle various disagreements over privileged documents and deal with logistical and protocol issues that arise from depositions, among other duties, according to an order issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck. The plaintiffs and defendants in...
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