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Multidistrict litigation swamps courts as rules struggle to catch up; Is reform on the way?

By Daniel Fisher | Mar 21, 2019

Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.

Meritless claims clog courts, lawyers’ group calls for more teeth amending Rule 26

By John Sammon | Oct 6, 2018

WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) - A new report issued on Oct. 4 by the Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ) said pending meritless product liability claims backing up like a logjam in the multi-district litigation (MDL) court system, unfairly puts the onus of cost on defendants and their attorneys and needs reform.

Group seeks changes to MDL pleading requirements, cites 'unbalanced litigation environment'

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Lawyers for Civil Justice, a partnership of corporate attorneys, has submitted a request for amendment to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules earlier this month.

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