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Plaintiff Fact Sheets in Multidistrict Litigation Proceedings: A Guide for Transferee Judges

Margaret S. Williams, Jason A. Cantone, Emery G. Lee
October 28, 2019

This pocket guide was created to provide multidistrict transferee judges with an overview of the use of fact sheets. Fact sheets (either plaintiff or defendant) are one of many case-management tools available to transferee judges. Although using fact sheets is not appropriate for every multidistrict litigation (MDL) proceeding, this guide outlines practical considerations for establishing and implementing fact sheets in proceedings where a court chooses to utilize them. Examples are provided throughout the guide as potential models for future orders and to demonstrate courts’ flexibility in using fact sheets in particular MDL proceedings, especially during discovery.