Currently, there are at least 13 separate class action lawsuits filed against Intel Corporation across the United States.
This includes the consumer class action filed by Doyle APC, titled Garcia, et al. v. Intel Corporation, Case No. 18-cv-00046 (N.D. Cal.), which was the first case filed against Intel for the CPU security defects and was assigned to the Hon. Edward Davila of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
While most of these class action lawsuits were filed in California, a few class actions were filed in Oregon, New York, Illinois and Indiana. The class actions lawsuits seek to represent all consumers in the United States who computer or other device equipped with an Intel chip impacted by the Meltdown and Spectre security flaws.
On January 8, 2018, Doyle APC along with counsel in another Intel class action, filed a petition with the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (“JPML”) requesting all current class action lawsuits against Intel, as well as any filed in the future, be coordinated and sent to a single federal court.
The Petition requests the cases be sent to Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California. The Petition will not be heard by the JPML until the March 29, 2018 hearing in Atlanta, Georgia.
There will likely be additional Petitions to the JPML from counsel who filed the other Intel class actions as well as from Intel Corporation, either supporting or opposing our Petition for Consolidation.
Consolidation or coordination of multiple, similar actions is called Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”) and is a way to conserve judicial resources and to ensure consistent rulings.