Target substitutes attorneys in immune supplement class action

Amelia Flood Jan. 19, 2011, 10:20am


Target Corporation is moving to change attorneys in a St. Clair County immune system supplement class action.

Target filed its motion asking to change attorneys in the suit brought by lead plaintiff Brian Buehlhorn Dec. 10.

While the retailer is currently represented by Robert Basset of
Williams, Venker, & Sanders LLC of St. Louis, the defendant is now asking that Robert Shultz of Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen of Edwardsville and attorneys Sidley Austin LLP of Chicago take over the case.

Buehlhorn claims that he and class members in several states including Target's home state of Minnesota were duped when they bought the store's version of the immune system booster Airborne.

Buehlhorn claims that the product did not work as claimed.

The suit is one of a number of immune system supplement class actions that were filed in St. Clair County two years ago by the team of Richard Burke, Paul Weiss and Kevin Hoerner.

Basset, Target's current attorney, also represents CVS Pharmacies Inc. in a nearly identical immune supplement class action.

The motion does not specify the reason for the substitution of counsel.

The CVS class action in which Basset represents the defendant is St. Clair case number 08-L-616.

In addition to Basset, attorneys Robert Phillips Jr. and David Smith of Reed Smith LLP of San Francisco and Chicago would withdraw.

Kara McCall, Nathan Huey and Christina Coleman of the Sidley firm would join Shultz as Target's new legal team.

The case is St. Clair case number 08-L-667.

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Organizations in this Story

Target Corporation
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Heyl Royster
124 SW Adams St
Peoria, IL 61602

Williams Venker & Sanders
100 N Broadway
St Louis, MO 63102

Sidley Austin LLP
1 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60603

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