Takata Ch. 11 Judge Halts All Non-MDL Airbag Lawsuits

Law360, Wilmington (August 16, 2017, 11:44 AM EDT) -- The Delaware bankruptcy judge presiding over the Takata Chapter 11 case on Wednesday ordered a 90-day freeze of hundreds of lawsuits and government enforcement actions over defective airbag inflators linked to at least a dozen deaths, so the company can focus on its global restructuring.

The three-month freeze of litigation and government enforcement actions Takata won on Wednesday to focus on its bankruptcy does not include multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of Florida. (AP) U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan L. Shannon's ruling from the bench in Wilmington does not affect the multidistrict litigation based in the Southern District of Florida, which...

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