Blawgletter couldn't help noting that the Panel has lately added a seventh member – bringing it (at last) back to full strength. U.S. District Judge David G. Trager has sat in the Eastern District of New York since 1993. He took senior status in 2006.
Judge Trager joins JPML Chairman John G. Heyburn, II (W.D. Ky.) and members Robert L. Miller, Jr. (N.D. Ind.), David R. Hansen (8th Cir.), Frank C. Damrell, Jr. (E.D. Cal.), Kathryn H. Vratil (D. Kan.), and W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. (N.D. Tex.).
The MDL Panel hasn't posted notice of its next hearing session, but Blawgletter expects the venue to wander southward (and likely palm tree-ward) as autumn marches towards winter.
The September session produced these rulings:
MDL No. 2084 — IN RE: AndroGel Antitrust Litigation (No. II)
MDL No. 2091 — IN RE: Children's Personal Care Products Liability Litigation [Denied]