UPDATE: Notable Multidistrict Litigation Cases Happening Now

Ex-NFL Player’s Family Wants CTE Suit Severed From MDL

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/home/id=1202792972166/ExNFL-Players-Family-Wants-CTE-Suit-Severed-From-MDL?mcode=1202617075166&curindex=0“The court and the attorneys involved with the NFL MDL did a remarkable job in achieving a settlement to bring a lot of great needed relief to a lot of families,” Robinson’s attorney, Bradford Sohn of Coral Gables, Florida, said.

“But these claims …

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World’s Top Weed Killer Causing Cancer? EPA To Decide

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-07-13/does-the-world-s-top-weed-killer-cause-cancer-trump-s-epa-will-decideThe judge is presiding over multidistrict litigation composed of 310 plaintiff lawsuits against Monsanto filed by cancer victims around the country.

(It will likely consolidate hundreds more suits.)

Chhabria has told both sides that the question of …

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Anthem Settles MDL over 2015 Data Breach $115 Deal Sets Record for a Data-Breach Settlement

http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=7e7b45ac-a24c-4102-abaa-77ef91edcf9cHealth insurance giant Anthem Inc. reported on February 4, 2015, that its computer systems had been targeted in a “very sophisticated external cyber attack.”

The hackers stole personal information from nearly 80 million Anthem employees and customers, …

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Parties in Bard IVC filter MDL spar over expert witnesses

http://www.reuters.com/article/products-bard-mdl-idUSL1N1K423ZC.R. Bard on Wednesday asked a federal judge to exclude four expert witnesses from testifying for the plaintiffs in a case alleging the medical device company failed to warn of dangers from defectively designed vascular filters.

Lawyers for New Jersey …

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Parties in herbal supplements MDL reach settlement

http://www.reuters.com/article/products-herbal-supplement-idUSL1N1K32KJTarget, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and other retailers have reached an agreement to settle a multidistrict litigation alleging the companies sold herbal supplements that did not contain their marketed active ingredients.

All of the 71 MDL cases consolidated …

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Tap water litigation now assigned judge, pending in multi-district court

http://www.caller.com/story/news/local/2017/06/23/tap-water-litigation-now-assigned-judge-pending-multi-district-court/415727001/A slew of lawsuits have been approved to go before a multi-district litigation court, assigned last month to Judge Joel B. Johnson, a retired judge of the 156th District Court in San Patricio County.

Multi-district litigation is intended to combine in …

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$51M Deal Ends Long-Running Oppenheimer Junk Bond MDL

OppenheimerFunds Inc. has agreed to pay almost $51 million to settle allegations that it invested in junk bonds and risky derivatives despite claiming to focus on investment-grade municipal bonds, ending …

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Feinberg To Be Settlement Master In Fiat Chrysler MDL

https://www.law360.com/articles/942840/feinberg-to-be-settlement-master-in-fiat-chrysler-mdlExperienced mediator Kenneth Feinberg will be charged with brokering a deal in multidistrict litigation over whether certain diesel engines in Fiat Chrysler …

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Bellwether Case Set to Begin in GM Ignition MDL

http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202792553885/Bellwether-Case-Set-to-Begin-in-GM-Ignition-MDLThe litigation tsunami continues as another bellwether ignition defect case against General Motors heads to trial Monday in the U.S. District Court for the S…

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