Robbins Geller, Edelson, Others Vie To Lead Lenovo MDL

By Beth Winegarner (July 17, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, Edelson PC and several other plaintiffs' firms squared off in California federal court Friday, seeking the right to lead multidistrict litigation accusing Lenovo Inc. of secretly installing software that harvests user information for targeted advertisements.

Despite several contentious filings from the firms competing to serve as interim lead class counsel in the MDL — in which firms were accused of copying and pasting language from each other's lawsuits and participating in a "popularity contest" —Friday's hearing in the San Jose courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Ronald M. Whyte remained civil, even cordial.

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