Judge Stands By Some Atty Rebukes In Audi Oil Sludge MDL

Law360, New York (March 17, 2015, 8:42 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge handling multidistrict litigation over oil sludge in Volkswagen AG and Audi AG engines refused on Tuesday to strike portions of an order stating some co-lead counsel should never again be appointed to that role because of "internal rancor" among plaintiffs attorneys. 

After issuing an attorneys’ fees order in February criticizing the plaintiffs’ class counsel for failing to properly manage the other firms constituting the litigation team, U.S. District Judge William G. Young agreed to strike his censure of Berger & Montague PC...
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