The lawsuit followed on a guilty plea entered by Espar. Other direct purchaser and indirect purchaser class complaints were filed, all of which have been filed in Brooklyn federal court. The cases were consolidated before Judge Dora L. Izarry and Magistrate Judge James Orenstein.
On August 11, 2015, Judge Orenstein appointed Hausfeld as interim co-lead counsel for the direct purchaser class. A status conference is currently scheduled for June 16, 2016.