Seven hopefuls for pre-trial transfer will hit the argument calendar for the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation this Thursday at the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. 

The Panel plans to hear lawyers explain why their respective groups of cases should — or shouldn't – go to a single federal judge so that she or

The seven federal judges on the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation have issued the first two transfer orders from their September 30 session in Nashville. 

The Panel sent cases relating to the recall of McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson medicines (think Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec, and Benadryl) for children and infants to the Eastern

Blawgletter got back this morning (around 3:00 a.m.) from our first-ever trip to Boise.  We saw a Great Many lawyers.

We and they had come to watch, and some of us to present, argument about what the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation should do with big cases. 

In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the