Peter Cambs, an attorney with the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP, has been named to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the litigation surrounding certain Ford Navistar diesel engines (In re: Navistar Diesel Engine Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2223). The Ford Navistar PSC will coordinate the litigation and work together to represent all plaintiffs.
The litigation involves Ford 6.0 L diesel engines made by Navistar that were installed in certain models of Ford heavy duty vehicles between 2003-2007. Plaintiffs allege that the enormous costs associated with Ford 6.0 L diesel engine repairs, loss of use of their vehicles, and loss of resale value has caused them significant financial harm. Return of the purchase price of the vehicles, costs and expenses incurred in attempted repairs, as well as the loss of use of the vehicles are some of the damages being sought by plaintiffs.
Peter Cambs is Senior Litigation Counsel for Parker Waichman LLP. His Area of Practice includes Mass Torts; Toxic Torts; Defective Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Liability; Personal Injury Litigation and Wrongful Death Claims; Medical Malpractice and Product Liability claims.
An MDL allows lawsuits associated with a particular product to be coordinated under one judge for pretrial litigation to avoid duplicative discovery, inconsistent rulings and to conserve the resources of the parties, witnesses and the court. It is the responsibility of PSC team members to conduct all pretrial discovery, work with Lead Counsel to call meetings of counsel for plaintiffs for any appropriate purpose, prepare and examine witnesses, act as a spokesperson for all plaintiffs at pretrial proceedings, negotiate with defendants on the litigation and perform any other necessary tasks.