the 'asbestos mess,'" the JPML
sent the cases to Charles
At the JPML
hearing, I advocated for the panel to transfer all of the GM Ignition Switch defect cases to the judge who the panel believed was best-suited to oversee these cases and move them forward," Levitt said in a statement to InsideCounsel.
in the circuit selection process and the JPML
selected the D.
Nevertheless, in In re Plumbing Fixtures Litigation,(154) the JPML
agreed with Philadelphia Housing Authority and asserted, without analysis, that transferor federal law applies after sections 1407 transfers.
While Boehringer has filed a motion to dismiss her claims and a motion to stay pretrial proceedings pending a decision from the JPML
is the panel of judges that decides whether to consolidate
consists of seven circuit and district judges designated from time to time by the Chief Justice of the United States, no two of whom shall be from the same circuit.
903 (2001) (finding that "[w]hen the JPML
Unlike the general federal transfer statute, which provides that a case may be transferred only to a district court where it "might have been brought or to any district to which all parties have consented," (155) the MDL statute provides no such restriction and the JPML
can transfer a case to any district.
In February of 2012, the JPML
assigned a federal district judge in West
Although defendants formally waive defenses to facilitate the practice, the process purports to achieve significant efficiencies for all parties, the courts, and the JPML
In order to achieve these massive efficiency gains, the JPML
is vested with rather extraordinary power to consolidate and transfer litigation.