Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation

Historically, multidistrict litigation proceedings (MDLs) were an efficient way of handling the pretrial phase of large numbers of similar lawsuits. Now, plaintiffs’ lawyers are using MDLs to litigate questionable or meritless claims hoping that the sheer number of cases will pressure defendants to settle. Reform is needed to avoid baseless proceedings.

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New ILR Research: Fact Or Fiction: Ensuring The Integrity Of Expert Testimony

Expert testimony is often crucial in complex civil cases, and a ruling on whether an expert’s proposed testimony is admissible can be the difference between the dismissal of thousands of product…

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