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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

October 17th, 2017

A More Nuanced Look at the Washington Post’s ‘Bizarre Opioid Story’

Barely a month after the nation’s largest trade association of personal injury lawyers conducted a “Rapid Response: Opioid Litigation Seminar,” teaching attendees how they might cash in on such litigation, the Washington Post and CBS’s 60 Minutes partnered to break Sunday’s big story that alleges the pharmaceutical industry showered members of Congress with campaign contributions in order to pass legislation, adopted unanimously in both the House and Senate and signed into law by President Obama, which effectively restrained efforts by the Drug Enforcement Administration to rein in illicit distribution of federally approved prescription painkillers . . . → Read More: A More Nuanced Look at the Washington Post’s ‘Bizarre Opioid Story’