The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation convenes every other month to hear argument on motions to centralize or consolidate multidistrict cases for pretrial proceedings in one district court. The Panel's members hail from around the country and gather for Panel hearings at a variety of places, too.
Last month, the MDL Panel met in Miami and will go next to San Diego on March 25.
Blawgletter hasn't seen the list of cases for the San Diego session yet, but we've heard that the mass of cases against Toyota over problems with its accelerators and anti-lock brakes tops the agenda.
The Panel has announced its plans for other gatherings this year as follows:
May 27 — Chicago, IL
July 29 — Boise, ID
September 30 — Nashville, TN
November 18 — Durham, NC