Managing Multidistrict Litigation in Products Liability Cases: A Pocket Guide for Transferee Judges
Barbara J. Rothstein, Catherine R. Borden,
2011 (Publication) 53 pages
This guide is intended to help judges who receive multidistrict litigation (MDL) products liability assignments to manage MDL cases and to introduce some of the procedures that transferee judges have developed over the years.
Survey of Federal Transferee Judges in MDL Proceedings Regarding Coordination with Parallel State Proceedings: Report to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the Judicial Conference Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction
Emery G. Lee III,
December 2011 (Publication) 3 pages
The Judicial Conference Committee on Federal–State Jurisdiction and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (“JPML”) asked the Federal Judicial Center to survey transferee judges in multidistrict litigation proceedings about their experiences in coordinating with state judges. The purpose of ...
Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth
2004 (Publication) 798 pages
Successor to the Manual for Complex Litigation, Third. This work describes approaches that trial judges have found to be useful in managing complex cases. This edition updates the treatment of electronic discovery and other aspects of pretrial management and describes major changes affecting case ...
Neutral Science Panels: Two Examples of Panels of Court-Appointed Experts in the Breast Implants Product Liability Litigation
Laural L. Hooper, Joe S. Cecil, Thomas E. Willging,
2001 (Publication) 104 pages
This report to the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management describes two different types of independent panels used in the silicone gel breast implants litigation. The use of such panels of appointed experts represents a marked departure from the traditional means ...