The batons will pass at Central Civil West (CCW), the courthouse designated to for Los Angeles County's complex litigation panel. Judge Peter Lichtman will assume Presiding/Supervising status from Juddge Carolyn Kuhl. Judge Carl West will assume Assistant Presiding/Supervising status from Judge Victoria Chaney.
As a result of this change, Judge West will review all new class actions filed in Los Angeles County to determine whether each such action will be designated as "complex" and assigned to a judicial officer at CCW. Judge Lichtman will handle a similar function with respect to non-class cases provisionally designated as "complex." In addition, Judge Lichtman will review Petitions for Coordination.