On July 6, 2021, Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois appointed DiCello Levitt Gutzler partner Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmermann to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) supervising the In re Paraquat Products Liability Litigation.
After careful review of written submissions and oral statements by the Court, Fu was chosen from among a pool of 80 applicants for this leadership role for her significant experience in managing large, complex litigation. The Court noted “particular interest in appointing a small, diverse, inclusive, and experienced leadership group that is fully committed to coordinating efforts and sharing information and research to advance these claims in an efficient and cost-effective manner.”
Fu’s responsibilities will include conducting and coordinating the discovery stage of the litigation with defense representatives.
“It is an honor to be entrusted by the court and to be part of this remarkable team of lawyers in serving the best interests of the class in the pursuit of justice. This may emerge as one of the most significant product liability litigations in recent history,” Fu stated.
The case is In re Paraquat Products Liability Litigation, No. 21-md-03004-NJR, MDL No. 3004 (S.D. Ill.) For the order, read here.
About Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmerman and DiCello Levitt Gutzler
Diandra “Fu” Debrosse Zimmerman is a nationally recognized lawyer who has successfully prosecuted a wide variety of actions including mass tort, class action, product liability, discrimination, environmental contamination, civil rights, and sexual assault claims. She has led numerous major complex actions in her career and also uses her experience and passion to represent individuals in personal injury, product liability, sexual assault, Title IX, civil human trafficking, and civil rights lawsuits.
DiCello Levitt is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for plaintiffs in class action, mass tort, public client, and commercial litigation, having recovered billions of dollars in some of the highest-profile matters in U.S. history.