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Defense of Class Action Cases and Multidistrict Litigation (MDL)

Amendment of MDL (Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation) Panel Rules of Procedure

Prior articles have discussed class actions and MDL (multidistrict litigation), and have provided the statutory and procedural rules governing MDL. On April 19, 2005, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation published an order partially suspending Panel Rule 5.12(a), concerning the manner of filing papers, “insofar as papers submitted for filing requiring an original and eleven copies shall be reduced to four copies along with an original.” For the convenience of the reader, the order itself may be found at the link provided.

Download PDF file of Order re Panel Rule 5.12(a)