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MDL and Class Action Trends Take Center Stage at Miami Forum

Posted on April 20, 2021

By Peter Prieto and Benjamin Widlanski | April 20, 2021 When Congress passed the Multidistrict Litigation Act in 1968, no judge or lawyer today could have foreseen the extent to which MDLs would eventually dominate the federal docket. MDLs compose more than half the federal docket nationwide: the 185 MDLs currently pending represent more than […]

Despite Diversity Focus, Fraction of MDL Leadership Posts Go to Non Anglo Attorneys

Posted on August 24, 2020

An analysis shows very little progress in ethnic diversity of MDL leadership teams with an average of 5% of appointments going to attorneys who identified as “nonwhite” on plaintiffs teams created from 2016 to 2019. By Amanda Bronstad I August 17, 2020 at 01:18 PM I The original version of this story was published on […]