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The amount of multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the federal courts is skyrocketing, particularly in the areas of mass torts and products liability.
THE FIRST major multidistrict litigation in the United States federal courts occurred following the filing of over 1,800 civil actions involving allegations that electrical equipment manufacturers conspired to fix prices in the 1960s.
Under his leadership, the state has passed caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, asbestos and silica litigation reforms and multidistrict litigation procedures to take matters away from plaintiff-friendly courts.
Those lawsuits were consolidated into a single multidistrict litigation proceeding in the US District Court for Puerto Rico.
In June 2003, almost 6,000 federal cases around the country were consolidated as part of a multidistrict litigation before Judge Kathleen O'Malley in Cleveland.
District Court of Maine by plaintiffs seeking damages for time and money lost as a result of the data thefts, which resulted in the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidating the actions into a single action last summer.
The settlements were struck in response to Multidistrict Litigation 1334, which was certified as a class action in U.S.
Maves said, potentially violates the 2003 settlement agreement with Aetna in Multidistrict Litigation 1334, the large class action lawsuit in which physicians sued large managed care companies, including Aetna, over business practices.
Ninety-nine percent of the plaintiffs have IBD, said Hook, who is also co-lead counsel of a 24-case multidistrict litigation in Florida.
The case, consolidated by the multidistrict litigation panel of the federal court system, is lit re African-American Slate Descendants Litigation, 471 Fad 754 (7th Cir 2006).
District Judge Janis Graham Jack, who presides over the federal silica multidistrict litigation.

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