All the positioning has the air of a high-school election, according to several attorneys involved."If it's not a high-school election then it's at least like being voted most popular," said Mark Lanier, a Houston attorney whose firm has filed numerous suits against Toyota.Mr. Lanier, who led litigation against Vioxx maker Merck & Co. ... isn't shy about his desire to play a lead role in the Toyota suits. "Pick me, pick me," he said. "Vote for me for class president."
As previously noted, Mr. Lanier already has cornered the crucial Vietnamese vote.