MDL (Multidistrict Litigation) Judicial Panel Rules of Procedure
When multiple actions, class action or otherwise, involving the same facts are pending in different federal district courts, 28 U.S.C. § 1407 sets forth the procedure for the transfer of the actions to a single federal court for coordination or consolidation. This is known as “multi-district litigation” (MDL), and is discussed in a separate article. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation oversees MDL cases, and has published Rules of Procedure governing MDL cases. For the convenience of the reader, a link to those rules may be found here.
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