Judge Taps Harvard Prof As Overseer Of $1B Takata Fund

Law360, New York (July 10, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Harvard Law School professor and longtime mediator Eric D. Green has been chosen to serve as special master overseeing the handling of a nearly $1 billion restitution fund in the criminal lawsuit over Takata’s potentially deadly air bag inflators, a Michigan federal judge said Monday.

U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh said he trusts Green’s “impeccable” credentials and that Green is the best candidate among several considered after ex-FBI director and former WilmerHale partner Robert S. Mueller III withdrew from the role to serve as special counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into possible Russian influence of the 2016...

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