JOINTLY SPONSORED BY
LCJ, THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY AND KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
Multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) accounts for nearly half of all civil cases in federal courts. Although MDLs were designed to be efficient mechanisms for “coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings,” in many instances they have become one-sided forums known for lacking the basic protections afforded to all other cases by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), the Federal Rules of Evidence and appellate review. Join experts from the Federalist Society and Lawyers for Civil Justice for a provocative discussion about the problems with MDLs and the policy ideas that could solve them, including the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (FICALA) and LCJ’s proposal for amending the FRCP.
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