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JPMDLJudicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
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Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation: Now a Strengthened Traffic
Recently, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) decided to send the GM cases to U.S.
(44) United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Overview of Panel, http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/panel-info/overview-panel.
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 71 (2006) (citing Earle F.
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation was created by Congress in 1968 to determine whether civil actions pending in different federal districts involve one or more common questions of fact such that the actions should be transferred to one federal district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings.
In June 1999, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation centralized all but two of these cases before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
On the afternoon before Kessler's deadline, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, of which I'd never heard but which had been setup in the 1960s to help federal courtrooms run more smoothly, transferred six Missouri River cases--among them the litigation in front of Kessler--to the Minnesota courtroom of a US.
(e) Notification of judicial panel on multidistrict litigation.--A district court in which an action under this section is pending shall promptly notify the judicial panel on multidistrict litigation of the pendency of the action.
In 1992; the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred all silicone gel breast implant product liability cases filed in federal courts to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama before Chief Judge Sam C.
[sections] 1407(a), "when civil actions involving one or more common questions of fact are pending in different districts, such actions may be transferred to any district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings." These transfers are made by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, a group of seven appointed federal circuit and district court judges, if it finds that "the convenience of the parties and the witnesses will promote the just and efficient conduct of such actions."(1)
Text also includes the Rules of Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Rules Governing Habeas Corpus Cases and Motions Attacking Sentence, and the Rules of the Supreme Court of the U.S., as received March 9, 2001.
The judicial impo-sition of consolidation reached the high-water mark with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's decision to reverse over ten years of decisions and grant MDL status to the asbestos cases(11) and Judge Marshall Levin's consolidation of 8555 asbestos cases in a single trial in Baltimore.(12)