Panel debates merging LME, Goldman suits

Dec 06, 2013 | 11:02 AM | Andrea Hotter

Tags  U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, lawsuits, LME, London Metal Exchange, Goldman Sachs Group, Superior Extrusion, lawsuits, antitrust suit trial venue

NEW YORK — The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation is deciding whether to consolidate a number of lawsuits filed against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the London Metal Exchange.

If it decides to consolidate the lawsuits, the panel will also make a decision on where the case is heard (, Oct. 15).

At a hearing held on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas, a lawyer representing a number of plaintiffs, including aluminum consumer Superior Extrusion Inc., asked to transfer lawsuits filed in Florida, Louisiana and Michigan to a U.S. District Court in eastern Michigan for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings. ....

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