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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 24 Oct 2019

Direct-Filed MDL Case On Thin Ice For Personal Jurisdiction

We are writing about a case that does not involve drugs or devices because it runs through some of the very same personal jurisdiction issues we have…

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2019

The Trend Toward MDLs in Products Cases

A review of Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) statistics confirms the increasing percentages of federal cases being consolidated into MDLs. According to…

Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2019

Second Circuit Affirms District Court’s Denial Of Motions To Remand, Finding That Removal Prior To Service Of The Complaints Was Proper Under The “Forum Defendant Rule”

On March 26, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the removal and dismissal of claims brought against two…

Dechert LLP | USA | 5 Feb 2019

Lone Pine By Any Other Name . . .

MDLs are complicated. MDLs are chaotic, messy, and ugly unless they have structure and order. Bringing order to chaos. Something this blogger has…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2019

More MDL Dysfunction

Congress authorized multidistrict litigation “for the convenience of parties and witnesses” and to “promote the just and efficient conduct of such…

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP | USA | 24 Jan 2019

Indiana Business Owners May Now Face Million Dollar Lawsuits From Data Breach Victims

The Indiana Attorney General recently asserted a novel claim under the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act that, if successful, opens the door for…

Cozen O'Connor | USA | 24 Jan 2019

No Mulligans in the Law

What’s done is done. No turning back. You can’t go home. Unreviewable play. No breakfast balls. All simple phrases, all meaning the same…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2019

Breast Implant Litigation - The Defense Wins a … Couple

Wait a minute, you might be saying, breast implant litigation? Isn't that passé? I n a sense, we'd agree with you. This isn't your father's…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2019

Statute of Repose Bars Suit in Biomet Hip Implant MDL.

We just returned from a four-night cruise that included a stop in Havana, Cuba. We won’t bore you with too many details about the dinner tablemate who…

Reed Smith LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2019

Certification of Complete Document Production: Completely Unnecessary

We recently gave a talk on things in MDLs that drive us crazy. Discovery is front and center. The asymmetry of discovery is a huge source of…
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