You convince the trial judge that your side will likely win on the merits and that in the time between now and trial your client will suffer harm that money can't fix. The judge enjoins the other side — under Rule 65 — from doing the hurtful stuff pending trial. But the court of appeals vacates
MDL Panel Boots Half of Transfer Requests
The U.S. Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has already finished its work from the January 21st session in New Orleans.
See the results:
In re Enfamil LIPIL Mktg. & Sales Prac. Litig., MDL No. 2222
In re Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Water Contamination Litig., MDL No. 2218…
D.C. Circuit Tries to Save Big Verdict from Jurisdictional Oblivion
Remember Capron v. Van Noordan, 6 U.S. (2 Cranch) 126 (1804)?
How about Strawbridge v. Curtiss, 7 U.S. (3 Cranch) 267 (1806)?
From your civil procedure class? In law school? Nothin'?
Well, even if you don't, we may all take comfort in the fact that the D.C. Circuit does. Indeed, the holdings in…
MDL Panel Starts Moving Cases from Sept. Session
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…
BP Securities Cases Land in Houston
British Petroleum now faces a two-front litigation war.
Yesterday, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation sent to the U.S. district court in New Orleans dozens of cases alleging personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and other economic loss resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf …
Whither BP Oil Spill Litigation?
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…
MDL Panel Suspends Time Limits for Deepwater Horizon Argument
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has suspended its 20-minute time limit on oral argument for In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL No. 2179. The order says:
In light of the exceptionally large number of briefs filed in this docket,
JPML Meets Next in Boise; Deepwater Horizon May Head List
Per the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation's website, their honors (all seven of them) will next convene at the James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.
The Panel hasn't yet issued its Hearing Session Order for next month. But Blawgletter expects the list will include the great many…
Slew of New MDL Orders
Here you go:
May 2010 Hearing Session
Motions to Centralize — New MDLs (.pdfs)
MDL No. 2171 — IN RE: Capital One Bank Credit Card Interest Rate Litigation
MDL No. 2169 — IN RE: General Mills, Inc., YoPlus Yogurt Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
MDL No. 2168 — IN RE: NebuAd