As regular readers know, in December 2009, the very-able Judge Cavanaugh previously ordered that all remaining unsettled federal securities putative class actions be coordinated, for the purpose of expediting discovery [some additional background].
. . . .for the purpose of pre-trial discovery only. . . . these matters will be coordinated. . . .
Yesterday, the various parties agreed as to how they would handle expert witnesses reports, and the taking of discovery depositions -- again, to expedite getting through the roughly 5.5 million pages of discovery-documents, while quizzing these respective experts -- on both sides. Note that the agreement hastens the day when Ex-CEO Fred Hassan, and Ex-EVP Carrie S. Cox will be sworn in, and seated in a deposition room. That's a good thing -- here's a bit of the proposed order:
And here are the cases to which this agreement applies: