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April 16th, 2020

6th Circuit Finds Multidistrict Litigation Must Comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

ATRA applauds the Sixth Circuit’s decision in In Re: CVS Pharmacy, Inc., in which it issued a writ of mandamus in an important case regarding multi district litigation (MDL). In the decision, which was issued on April 15, 2020, the Court held that the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure apply to MDLs “just as it . . . → Read More: 6th Circuit Finds Multidistrict Litigation Must Comply with Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

September 8th, 2016

Federal Judge Warns of Sanctions for Purveyors of ‘Frivolous’ Mesh Cases, More Broadly Questions Abuse of MDLs

A federal judge presiding in Georgia over multidistrict litigation (MDL) that alleges certain pelvic mesh implants caused painful infections in women has fired a Rule 11 warning shot across the bow of plaintiffs counsel still floating “frivolous” claims in his courtroom . . . → Read More: Federal Judge Warns of Sanctions for Purveyors of ‘Frivolous’ Mesh Cases, More Broadly Questions Abuse of MDLs