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Ten Steps to Better Case Management: A Guide for Multidistrict Litigation Transferee Judges, Second Edition

Federal Judicial Center, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
January 1, 2014

This guide is intended to help transferee judges with their MDL cases. Section 1407 empowers a transferee judge to exercise all the powers of the transferor court, with the exception of actually conducting the trial of the case (except in special circumstances). The purpose of this guide is to introduce briefly some of the “best practices” that transferee judges have developed over the years, focusing on core responsibilities.