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Multidistrict Litigation Short Course

This short course will focus on federal multidistrict litigation.  The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL Panel) may transfer and consolidate factually related cases filed in different federal district courts to a single judge in any federal district for pre-trial litigation, including resolution of dispositive motions.  Nearly all cases terminate in the MDL transferee court.  More than 400,000 cases have been consolidated in an MDL since 1968.  This course will examine the history and evolution of the MDL Panel, motions practice before the Panel, and litigation of MDL cases in the transferee court.  [1] Pass/Fail course.