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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.

Melissa J. Whitney
May 15, 2019

This pocket guide was created to provide transferee judges handling multidistrict litigation (MDL) with an overview of the bellwether trial process. Bellwether trials are one of many case-management tools available to MDL transferee judges.

Margaret S. Williams, Emery G. Lee, Jason A. Cantone
March 11, 2019

This report examines the use of plaintiff fact sheets and related case management tools in multidistrict litigation.

Catherine R. Borden
May 31, 2018

This pocket guide is designed for transferee judges managing MDL proceedings that involve multiple, related class actions.

Federal Judicial Center, Jud Watkins, Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
January 1, 2014
This guide is intended to help transferee clerks of court successfully manage multidistrict litigation (MDL). It contains recommendations from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and suggestions for implementing CM/ECF to improve MDL case management.
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).
September 20, 2013

A clearinghouse for information on the coordination and management of related cases that are pending simultaneously in both state and federal courts.

January 1, 2013

A joint project by the National Center for State Courts, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, and the Federal Judicial Center, this pocket guide provides information on the coordination and management of related cases that are pending simultaneously in both state and fede

Emery G. Lee
December 1, 2011

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.

Barbara Jacobs Rothstein, Catherine R. Borden
January 1, 2011

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.

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