Federal multidistrict litigation in a nutshell / Robert H. Klonoff
- Klonoff, Robert H.
- St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, 
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Introduction to federal multidistrict litigation -- MDL Panel: composition, authority, and procedures -- MDL Panel's transfer decision -- The MDL Panel's transfer decision: selection of the District Court and District Judge -- Appellate review of Panel transfer decisions and other orders -- Tag-along actions -- Role of transferee judge: designation of lead attorneys and committees -- Role of transferee judge: case management -- Role of transferee judge: bellwether trials -- Role of transferee judge: facilitating settlement -- Role of transferee judge: attorney's fees, expenses, and incentive payments -- Role of the transferee judge: choice-of-law issues -- Personal jurisdiction and venue issues in MDL cases -- Appeals of rulings by MDL judges -- Remand -- Federal/state coordination and state mini-MDL procedures -- Reform issues.
- "This text is for students taking courses in complex litigation, advanced civil procedure, or mass torts. It is also designed as a concise book for members of the bench and bar who are handling multidistrict litigation cases. Its focus is on all aspects of federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), including statistics on MDL cases; comparisons with other aggregation devices (such as class actions); the decision of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (the Panel) to centralize cases (including the standards for centralization and the selection of the MDL district court and judge); appellate review of Panel decisions; tag-along cases; the role of the MDL transferee judge (including case management, designating lead lawyers and committees, deciding motions, conducting bellwether trials, overseeing settlements, and awarding attorneys' fees); choice-of-law issues in MDLs; personal jurisdiction and venue issues; remand of transferred cases; federal/state coordination (including state MDL statutes); and proposals for reform of MDL practice"--Publisher.
- 168467851X (electronic bk.)
9781684678518 (electronic bk.)
- Includes index.
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