Vizio Smart TV MDL Should Go To Ark. Or Ind., JPML Told

Law360, Los Angeles (January 21, 2016, 8:58 PM EST) -- Two consumers in proposed class actions accusing smart-TV maker Vizio Inc. of snooping on and sharing what TV owners watched urged the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Wednesday to consolidate several class actions filed across the country in Arkansas or Indiana.

Plaintiff Beau Wilcox told the JPML that the Eastern District of Arkansas is the best forum for the litigation in part because it's centrally located and judges' caseloads are lighter there than other proposed venues in California, Florida, Indiana and Illinois.

Plaintiff Stanley Pagorek told the panel that the Northern District of Indiana would be better, citing the...

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