Multi-District Litigation Lawsuit News

There are currently more than 280 multi-district litigations. Below is a list of each case, which may be sorted by clicking on a heading. Click on the Case name to view more information about that MDL.


American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 2/7/2012 21,145 16,515
Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 2/7/2012 39,116 14,679
Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 2/7/2012 25,150 9,776
Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 10/1/2009 11,860 9,426
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., ASR Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 12/3/2010 10,090 8,650
C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 10/12/2010 15,511 7,096
DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 5/23/2011 9,240 5,704
Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation 12/29/2011 5,191 2,993
Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010 8/10/2010 6,047 2,871
Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI) 7/29/1991 192,077 2,851
Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 10/16/2007 5,297 2,717
Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation 8/8/2012 2,630 2,263
NuvaRing Products Liability Litigation 8/22/2008 1,954 1,762
Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 10/2/2012 2,715 1,610
Fresenius GranuFlo/NaturaLyte Dialysate Products Liability Litigation 3/29/2013 4,366 1,570
Zimmer NexGen Knee Implant Products Liability Litigation 8/8/2011 1,737 1,297
Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation 8/6/2012 2,611 1,267
Fosamax Products Liability Litigation 8/16/2006 1,141 901
Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II) 5/23/2011 1,226 868
Kugel Mesh Hernia Patch Products Liability Litigation 6/22/2007 2,233 848
Skechers Toning Shoe Products Liability Litigation 12/19/2011 1,247 761
Propecia (Finasteride) Products Liability Litigation 4/16/2012 1,169 740
Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 6/12/2013 3,411 699
Zoloft (Sertraline Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation 4/17/2012 708 513
Mentor Corp. ObTape Transobturator Sling Products Liability Litigation 12/3/2008 862 505
Vioxx Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 2/16/2005 10,320 496
Mirena IUD Products Liability Litigation 4/8/2013 1,765 484
Lipitor (Atorvastatin Calcium) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II) 2/18/2014 464 464
Levaquin Products Liability Litigation 6/13/2008 2,045 381
Incretin-Based Therapies Products Liability Litigation 8/26/2013 966 354
New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., Products Liability Litigation 2/12/2013 733 337
National Football League Players' Concussion Injury Litigation 1/31/2012 339 312
Chinese-Manufactured Drywall Products Liability Litigation 6/15/2009 379 291
Chantix (Varenicline) Products Liability Litigation 10/1/2009 3,016 250
Zimmer Durom Hip Cup Products Liability Litigation 6/9/2010 691 183
Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 6/11/2013 633 173
Prempro Products Liability Litigation 3/4/2003 9,761 156
TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation 4/17/2007 175 155
Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation 4/9/2010 453 154
Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 4/1/2013 233 128
Aredia and Zometa Products Liability Litigation 4/18/2006 667 121
Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 10/6/2009 129 119
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company C-8 Personal Injury Litigation 4/8/2013 3,500 109
Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation 2/7/2012 298 107
Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation 6/20/2006 111 102
Target Corporation Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 4/2/2014 114 100
Stanford Entities Securities Litigation 10/6/2009 152 96
Packaged Ice Antitrust Litigation 6/5/2008 100 96
Imprelis Herbicide Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 10/20/2011 164 93
Chocolate Confectionary Antitrust Litigation 4/7/2008 93 91
Diet Drugs (Phentermine/Fenfluramine/Dexfenfluramine) Products Liability Litigation 12/10/1997 20,209 80
Wright Medical Technology, Inc., Conserve Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 2/8/2012 628 78
Denture Cream Products Liability Litigation 6/9/2009 216 78
Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation 2/6/2013 84 78
Plavix Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation (No. II) 2/12/2013 336 75
Tribune Company Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation 12/19/2011 20 72
Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Discount Antitrust Litigation 10/19/2005 108 70
Carrier IQ, Inc., Consumer Privacy Litigation 4/16/2012 69 67
Sony Gaming Networks and Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 8/8/2011 65 65
Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation 12/1/2010 98 63
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation 2/15/2008 73 62
Unified Messaging Solutions LLC Patent Litigation 8/3/2012 72 60
Intel Corp. Microprocessor Antitrust Litigation 11/8/2005 82 56
Effexor (Venlafaxine Hydrochloride) Products Liability Litigation 8/6/2013 55 54
Hyundai and Kia Fuel Economy Litigation 2/5/2013 53 52
Facebook, Inc., IPO Securities and Derivative Litigation 10/4/2012 57 48
Libor-Based Financial Instruments Antitrust Litigation 8/12/2011 77 48
Nexium (Esomeprazole) Products Liability Litigation 12/6/2012 48 47
Midland Credit Management, Inc., Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation 10/11/2011 337 46
Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Securities & Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 2/9/2009 55 45
Ameriquest Mortgage Co. Mortgage Lending Practices Litigation 12/13/2005 524 43
Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation 4/2/2010 48 42
Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation 12/21/2011 162 39
Refrigerant Compressors Antitrust Litigation 6/9/2009 51 38
Capital One Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation 12/10/2012 59 37
Fasteners Antitrust Litigation 2/27/2008 35 35
Musical Instruments and Equipment Antitrust Litigation 12/9/2009 38 34
Blood Reagents Antitrust Litigation 8/17/2009 34 32
Bank of America Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Contract Litigation 10/8/2010 32 31
Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litigation 6/18/2007 51 31
Lipitor Antitrust Litigation 4/20/2012 31 30
On-Line Travel Company (OTC)/Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation 12/11/2012 33 30
Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Securities Litigation 6/17/2009 30 30
Aluminum Warehouse Antitrust Litigation 12/16/2013 29 29
Electronic Books Antitrust Litigation 12/9/2011 30 28
Vehicle Carrier Services Antitrust Litigation 10/18/2013 31 28
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., Patent Litigation 6/8/2012 27 27
Regions Morgan Keegan Securities, Derivative and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 2/12/2009 66 27
Facebook Internet Tracking Litigation 2/8/2012 29 27
Google Inc. Cookie Placement Consumer Privacy Litigation 6/12/2012 26 26
Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation 12/12/2012 82 26
Transpacific Passenger Air Transportation Antitrust Litigation 2/19/2008 26 26
Countrywide Financial Corp. Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation 8/15/2011 42 25
Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) Antitrust Litigation 10/16/2002 52 25
Watson Fentanyl Patch Products Liability Litigation 8/7/2012 30 25
Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation 2/18/2014 25 25
Air Crash at San Fransisco, California, on July 6, 2013 12/13/2013 50 24
Gadolinium Contrast Dyes Products Liability Litigation 2/27/2008 729 24
Bank of America Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation 4/14/2010 30 24
Franck's Lab, Inc., Products Liability Litigation 8/7/2013 24 24
Comcast Corp. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation 6/17/2009 24 24
Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001 12/9/2003 46 23
Automated Transactions LLC Patent Litigation 4/1/2013 27 23
Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation 12/2/2008 33 22
Pool Products Distribution Market Antitrust Litigation 4/17/2012 35 22
Method of Processing Ethanol Byproducts and Related Subsystems ('858) Patent Litigation 8/6/2009 22 22
BP p.l.c. Securities Litigation 8/10/2010 59 21
Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation 8/17/2010 21 21
The Reserve Fund Securities and Derivative Litigation 2/10/2009 40 20
The Reserve Fund Securities and Derivative Litigation 2/10/2009 40 20
CertainTeed Fiber Cement Siding Litigation 8/8/2011 20 20
Nexium (Esomeprazole) Antitrust Litigation 12/6/2012 22 19
KABA Simplex Locks Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 2/7/2011 20 19
Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation 4/3/2014 29 19
Standard & Poor's Rating Agency Litigation 6/6/2013 19 19
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ("MTBE") Products Liability Litigation 10/10/2000 190 19
iPhone/iPad Application Consumer Privacy Litigation 8/8/2011 19 19
OxyContin Antitrust Litigation 4/22/2004 102 18
Darvocet, Darvon and Propoxyphene Products Liability Litigation 8/16/2011 252 18
Cast Iron Soil Pipe and Fittings Antitrust Litigation 2/18/2014 18 18
New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC Data Services Sales Tax Refund Litigation 12/19/2013 17 17
MI Windows and Doors, Inc., Products Liability Litigation 4/23/2012 18 17
Ford Fusion and C-Max Fuel Economy Litigation 6/7/2013 18 17
Checking Account Overdraft Litigation 6/10/2009 100 17
Niaspan Antitrust Litigation 9/17/2013 17 17
Photochromic Lens Antitrust Litigation 8/6/2010 29 17
Skelaxin (Metaxalone) Antitrust Litigation 4/17/2012 17 16
Heparin Products Liability Litigation 6/6/2008 573 16
JPMorgan Chase Mortgage Modification Litigation 10/11/2011 18 16
POM Wonderful LLC Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 11/30/2010 16 16
5-Hour Energy Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/5/2013 16 16
Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 6/10/2009 52 16
Bear Creek Technologies, Inc., ('722) Patent Litigation 5/2/2012 15 15
Air Crash at Georgetown, Guyana, on July 30, 2011 9/28/2012 16 15
Solodyn (Minocycline Hydrochloride) Antitrust Litigation 2/25/2014 18 15
AW Enterprise Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation 6/10/2009 15 15
Enterprise Rent-A-Car Wage & Hour Employment Practices Litigation 6/10/2009 15 15
Pfizer Inc. Securities, Derivative & "ERISA" Litigation 6/16/2005 31 15
H&R Block IRS Form 8863 Litigation 10/10/2013 14 14
Monsanto Company Genetically-Engineered Wheat Litigation 10/16/2013 16 14
ClassicStar Mare Lease Litigation 10/19/2007 30 13
American Express Anti-Steering Rules Antitrust Litigation (No. II) 2/7/2011 14 13
Reciprocal of America (ROA) Sales Practices Litigation 8/26/2003 19 13
Frito-Lay North America, Inc., "All Natural" Litigation 12/12/2012 13 13
Insurance Brokerage Antitrust Litigation 2/17/2005 52 13
Tropicana Orange Juice Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/11/2012 15 13
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Water Contamination Litigation 2/4/2011 14 13
Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Alien Tort Statute and Shareholders Derivative Litigation 2/20/2008 25 13
Family Dollar Stores, Inc., Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation 4/8/2008 28 13
Vertrue Inc. Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/8/2009 13 13
Genetically Modified Rice Litigation 12/19/2006 412 13
Webvention LLC ('294) Patent Litigation 12/15/2011 22 12
HardiePlank Fiber Cement Siding Litigation 6/11/2012 14 12
Building Materials Corporation of America Asphalt Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation 10/11/2011 13 12
Innovatio IP Ventures, LLC, Patent Litigation 12/28/2011 32 12
Apple iPhone 3G Products Liability Litigation 7/1/2009 13 12
Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation 10/2/2013 14 12
IKO Roofing Shingle Products Liability Litigation 12/3/2009 19 12
Plasma-Derivative Protein Therapies Antitrust Litigation 12/2/2009 19 12
Municipal Mortgage & Equity, LLC, Securities and Derivative Litigation 8/13/2008 14 12
Suboxone (Buprenorphine Hydrochloride and Naloxone) Antitrust Litigation 6/6/2013 15 12
Satyam Computer Services, Ltd., Securities Litigation 4/9/2009 12 12
Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation 12/2/2008 11 11
Dial Complete Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 8/18/2011 17 11
Whirlpool Corp. Front-Loading Washer Products Liability Litigation 12/2/2008 11 11
Amazon.Com,Inc., Fulfillment Center Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wage and Hour Litigation 2/19/2014 12 11
Zappos.com, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 6/13/2012 11 11
DIRECTV, Inc., Early Cancellation Fee Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 10/9/2009 15 11
Simply Orange Orange Juice Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/11/2012 15 11
North Sea Brent Crude Oil Futures Litigation 10/21/2013 15 11
CitiMortgage, Inc., Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) Contract Litigation 10/6/2011 14 11
Citigroup Inc. Securities Litigation 8/7/2009 24 11
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc., Cheese Antitrust Litigation 6/15/2009 10 10
Convergent Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation 10/8/2013 43 10
Google Inc. Android Consumer Privacy Litigation 8/8/2011 11 10
National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Concussion Injury Litigation 12/18/2013 111 10
Pella Corporation Architect and Designer Series Windows Marketing, Sales, Practices and Products Liability Litigation 2/14/2014 24 10
Katz Interactive Call Processing Patent Litigation 3/20/2007 54 10
Ortho Evra Products Liability Litigation 3/1/2006 1,572 10
Tremont Group Holdings, Inc., Securities Litigation 6/11/2009 31 10
Monitronics International, Inc, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation 12/16/2013 38 10
Liberty Refund Anticipation Loan Litigation 4/16/2012 10 10
Trasylol Products Liability Litigation 4/7/2008 1,831 9
Atlas Roofing Corporation Chalet Shingle Products Liability Litigation 12/19/2013 12 9
Neurografix ('360) Patent Litigation 4/1/2013 15 9
Health Management Associates, Inc., Qui Tam Litigation (No.II) 4/3/2014 9 9
Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation 10/16/2013 9 9
Parallel Networks, LLC, ('111) Patent Litigation 6/12/2012 9 9
Transdata, Inc., Smart Meters Patent Litigation 12/13/2011 9 9
Merck & Co., Inc., Securities, Derivative & "ERISA" Litigation 2/23/2005 43 9
L'Oreal Wrinkle Cream Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 12/12/2012 9 9
Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/10/2013 9 9
H&R Block Refund Anticipation Loan Litigation 4/16/2012 9 9
Shop-Vac Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 8/15/2012 10 9
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Plastic Coolant Tubes Products Liability Litigation 5/23/2011 8 8
Anheuser-Busch Beer Labeling Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/10/2013 8 8
Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Backup Tape Data Theft Litigation 6/20/2012 8 8
Prograf Antitrust Litigation 6/3/2011 8 8
Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Foreign Exchange Transactions Litigation 4/16/2012 11 8
Stericycle, Inc., Steri-Safe Contract Litigation 8/6/2013 25 8
Air Crash Near Clarence Center, New York, on February 12, 2009 10/6/2009 60 8
Emerson Electric Co. Wet/Dry Vac Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 8/15/2012 8 8
BRCA1 - and BRCA2- based Hereditary Cancer Test Patent Litigation 2/19/2014 8 8
Aetna, Inc., Out-of-Network "UCR" Rates Litigation 4/8/2009 13 8
Celexa and Lexapro Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 8/19/2009 13 7
GNC Corp. Triflex Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (No. II) 12/17/2013 7 7
TR Labs Patent Litigation 10/1/2012 9 7
Wesson Oil Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 10/13/2011 7 7
Colgate-Palmolive Softsoap Antibacterial Hand Soap Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 3/7/2012 10 7
Horizon Organic Milk Plus DHA Omega-3 Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 2/9/2012 7 7
Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation 11/6/2007 19 7
Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation 4/8/2013 28 7
Pilot Flying J Fuel Rebate Contract Litigation (No. II) 4/7/2014 7 7
Fannie Mae Securities and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 2/11/2009 24 7
Fannie Mae Securities and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 2/11/2009 24 7
Swisher Hygiene, Inc., Securities and Derivative Litigation 8/13/2012 7 7
Aftermarket Automotive Lighting Products Antitrust Litigation 2/10/2009 9 6
The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. Securities, Derivative and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 8/18/2008 29 6
Trade Partners, Inc., Investors Litigation 6/26/2007 7 6
Cox Enterprises, Inc., Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation 6/11/2009 29 6
Express Scripts, Inc., Pharmacy Benefits Management Litigation 4/29/2005 22 6
Air Crash Near Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, on December 3, 2008 5/25/2011 7 6
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation 10/12/2011 6 6
Higher One OneAccount Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 12/11/2012 6 6
Body Science LLC Patent Litigation 8/6/2012 6 6
Google Inc. Gmail Litigation 4/1/2013 6 6
Nickelodeon Consumer Privacy Litigation 6/11/2013 6 6
MyKey Technology Inc. Patent Litigation 8/14/2013 6 6
The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. Securities, Derivative and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) 8/18/2008 29 6
Oreck Corporation Halo Vacuum and Air Purifiers Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 2/3/2012 6 6
Schnuck Markets, Inc, Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 10/18/2013 5 5
Nutramax Cosamin Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 12/17/2013 5 5
Accutane (Isotretinoin) Products Liability Litigation 11/1/2004 121 5
Refco Inc. Securities Litigation 12/28/2007 122 5
Century 21 Department Stores, LLC, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) Litigation 6/11/2012 5 5
Pharmacy Benefit Managers Antitrust Litigation 8/24/2006 6 5
AutoZone, Inc., Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation 6/15/2010 9 5
South African Apartheid Litigation 12/16/2002 14 5
TRS Recovery Services, Inc., and TeleCheck Services, Inc., Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) Litigation 2/7/2013 5 5
Armodafinil Patent Litigation 12/8/2010 8 5
Wal-Mart ATM Fee Notice Litigation 5/20/2011 11 5
Foot Locker, Inc., Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wage and Hour Litigation 5/26/2011 5 5
Enron Corp. Securities, Derivative & "ERISA" Litigation 4/16/2002 199 5
Meridian Funds Group Securities & Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISALitigation 8/11/2009 5 5
Ford Motor Co. Spark Plug and 3-Valve Engine Products Liability Litigation 2/8/2012 5 5
AIG Workers Compensation Insurance Policyholder Litigation 4/7/2014 4 4
Wells Fargo Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation (No. III) 8/19/2011 6 4
Prudential Insurance Company of America SGLI/VGLI Contract Litigation 2/4/2011 4 4
Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation 2/14/2006 10 4
Neurontin Antitrust Litigation 8/15/2002 22 4
Brican America LLC Equipment Lease Litigation 8/12/2010 6 4
Sprint Premium Data Plan Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 4/13/2011 9 4
Community Bank of Northern Virginia Mortgage Lending Practices Litigation 4/28/2005 8 4
K-Dur Antitrust Litigation 8/15/2001 45 4
Mirapex Products Liability Litigation 6/22/2007 441 4
Countrywide Financial Corp. Mortgage Lending Practices Litigation 8/7/2008 4 4
A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd., Securities Litigation 12/15/2011 5 3
HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Debit Card Overdraft Fee Litigation 6/5/2013 3 3
First National Collection Bureau, Inc, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation 4/8/2014 3 3
Gerova Financial Group, Ltd., Securities Litigation 10/6/2011 5 3
AZEK Building Products, Inc., Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 2/18/2014 4 3
Conseco Life Insurance Co. Lifetrend Insurance Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 2/3/2010 6 3
Medical Capital Securities Litigation 4/15/2010 13 3
Columbia and Snake River Dams and Clean Water Act Litigation 12/13/2013 3 3
Endangered Species Act Section 4 Deadline Litigation 6/8/2010 20 3
Capital One Bank Credit Card Interest Rate Litigation 6/11/2010 4 3
Urethane Antitrust Litigation 8/23/2004 33 3
Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation 12/3/2008 38 3
Collecto Inc., Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Litigation 2/18/2014 13 3
JPMorgan Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Marketing Litigation 6/9/2010 5 3
Enhanced Recovery Company, LLC, Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation 10/18/2012 7 3
Cardtronics ATM Fee Notice Litigation 5/26/2011 12 3
Adelphia Communications Corp. Securities & Derivative Litigation (No. II 7/23/2003 75 3
Text Messaging Antitrust Litigation 12/3/2008 38 3
Austin Capital Management, Ltd., Securities and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation 8/11/2009 6 2
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) Securities Litigation 8/11/2009 5 2
Nebivolol ('040) Patent Litigation 6/12/2012 2 2
Toys "R" Us - Delaware, Inc., Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTALitigation 10/9/2008 2 2
Literary Works in Electronic Databases Copyright Litigation 12/6/2000 5 2
Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing and § 4(d) Rule Litigation 12/3/2008 12 2
Fresh and Process Potatoes Antitrust Litigation 10/13/2010 7 2
Accutane (Isotretinoin) Products Liability Litigation 11/1/2004 118 2
Glaceau Vitaminwater Marketing and Sales Practice Litigation (No. II) 2/8/2011 6 2
Neurontin Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 10/26/2004 253 2
ConAgra Peanut Butter Products Liability Litigation 7/17/2007 388 2
Currency Conversion Fee Antitrust Litigation 8/17/2001 35 2
Human Tissue Products Liability Litigation 6/21/2006 252 1
KBR, Inc., Burn Pit Litigation 10/16/2009 65 1
WellPoint, Inc., Out-of-Network "UCR" Rates Litigation 8/19/2009 13 1
Le-Nature's, Inc., Commercial Litigation 4/9/2009 9 1
Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation 6/16/2008 36 1
Time Warner Inc. Set-Top Cable Television Box Antitrust Litigation 12/12/2008 7 1
U.S. Foodservice, Inc., Pricing Litigation 12/18/2007 3 1
Southwest Exchange, Inc., Internal Revenue Service § 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Litigation 10/18/2007 5 1
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Marketing Litigation 6/10/2009 11 1
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd., Antitrust Litigation 12/19/2007 74 1
Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation (No. II) 6/10/2008 27 1
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) Litigation 12/7/2009 93 1
MF Global Holdings Ltd. Investment Litigation 4/23/2012 25 1
Delta/AirTran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation 10/6/2009 14 1
Fairfield Greenwich Group Securities Litigation 10/6/2009 62 1
Hypodermic Products Antitrust Litigation 12/19/2005 10 1
Baycol Products Liability Litigation 12/18/2001 9,107 1
Mutual Funds Investment Litigation 2/20/2004 438 1
Fontainebleau Las Vegas Contract Litigation 12/2/2009 3 1
Federal National Mortgage Association Securities, Derivative & "ERISA" Litigation 5/17/2005 18 1
FEMA Trailer Formaldehyde Products Liability Litigation 10/24/2007 4,828 0
Lenovo Adware Litigation 6/8/2015 28 0
The Honest Company, Inc., Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 8/5/2016 8 0
Papst Licensing Digital Camera Patent Litigation 11/5/2007 21 0
CTP Innovations, LLC, Patent Litigation 12/12/2014 29 0
Stryker LFIT V40 Femoral Head Products Liability Litigation 4/5/2017 85 0
The Home Depot, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 12/11/2014 52 0
Proton-Pump Inhibitor Products Liability Litigation 8/2/2017 194 0
IntraMTA Switched Access Charges Litigation 12/16/2014 102 0
Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation 6/8/2015 58 0
Propulsid Products Liability Litigation 8/7/2000 474 0
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., Employment Practices Litigation 8/10/2005 72 0
Interest Rate Swaps Antitrust Litigation 6/2/2016 10 0
Opana ER Antitrust Litigation 12/12/2014 13 0
GAF Elk Cross Timbers Decking Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 12/12/2014 13 0
Fluidmaster, Inc., Water Connector Components Products Liability Litigation 12/11/2014 30 0
"Factor VIII or IX Concentrate Blood Products" Products Liability Litigation 12/7/1993 377 0
London Silver Fixing, Ltd., Antitrust Litigation 10/9/2014 8 0
Cook Medical, Inc., IVC Filters Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 10/15/2014 2,488 0
Dollar General Corp. Motor Oil Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/2/2016 23 0
Benicar (Olmesartan) Products Liability Litigation 4/3/2015 2,263 0
Pre-Filled Propane Tank Antitrust Litigation 10/16/2014 38 0
FieldTurf Artificial Turf Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/1/2017 14 0
Michaels Stores, Inc., Wage and Hour Employment Practices Litigation 6/4/2014 7 0
Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 4/5/2017 23 0
Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Products Liability Litigation 6/2/2017 92 0
Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation 2/5/2015 221 0
100% Grated Parmesan Cheese Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/2/2016 53 0
Protegrity Corporation and Protegrity USA, Inc., Patent Litigation 2/6/2015 20 0
Farxiga (Dapagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation 4/6/2017 34 0
Qualcomm Antitrust Litigation 4/5/2017 35 0
Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation 12/11/2014 2,425 0
Sulfuric Acid Antitrust Litigation 6/30/2003 7 0
Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation 4/5/2017 73 0
Navistar MaxxForce Engines Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation 12/17/2014 39 0
TD Bank, N.A., Debit Card Overdraft Fee Litigation 4/2/2015 12 0
Industrial Print Technologies, LLC, Patent Litigation 4/7/2015 7 0
Michaels Stores, Inc., Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Litigation 4/2/2015 5 0
EpiPen (Epinephrine Injection, USP) Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation 8/3/2017 6 0
Ocwen Federal Bank FSB Mortgage Servicing Litigation 4/13/2004 93 0
Anthem, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 6/8/2015 128 0
Community Health Systems, Inc., Customer Data Security Breach Litigation 2/4/2015 18 0
Herbal Supplements Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 6/9/2015 72 0
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Products Liability Litigation 12/12/2014 18,847 0
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Data Security Breach Litigation 10/9/2015 21 0
FCA US LLC Monostable Electronic Gearshift Litigation 10/5/2016 27 0
Lumber Liquidators Chinese-Manufactured Laminate Flooring Durability Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation 10/4/2016 32 0
Bard IVC Filters Products Liability Litigation 8/17/2015 2,488 0
Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) and Cialis (Tadalafil) Products Liability Litigation 4/7/2016 541 0
Fluoroquinolone Products Liability Litigation 8/17/2015 1,067 0
Kind LLC "All Natural" Litigation 8/7/2015 12 0
SunEdison, Inc., Securities Litigation 10/4/2016 29 0
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What is Multidistrict Litigation?

Complex cases that involve numerous injured plaintiffs across the United States are often consolidated into an MDL (multidistrict litigation). This type of lawsuit allows for numerous injured victims to share certain aspects of litigation, while still maintaining their individual lawsuits against a company or corporation for varying degrees of damages. Disaster cases or cases against large drug companies are prime examples of multidistrict litigation at its best.

When is a Multidistrict Lawsuit Needed?

When hundreds and thousands of Americans are injured or harmed by a defective product, a disaster, or a dangerous drug, the result could be years of costly litigation, monopolizing court systems across numerous states. In order to better manage these individual civil cases, and streamline the litigation process, multidistrict litigation is used.

In multidistrict litigation, multiple civil cases in numerous states are transferred to a single district court. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decides which cases can be consolidated under the specific MDL and those cases can then share all discovery and pretrial proceedings. In order for your case to qualify to be part of the multidistrict litigation, it must have similar facts in common with the other cases.

Advantages of a Multidistrict Lawsuit

There are numerous advantages to multidistrict lawsuits. Once a case is consolidated under an MDL, the plaintiffs share all pretrial proceedings and discovery, as well as expert testimony, which cut litigation expenses drastically. Multidistrict litigation saves both parties considerable time and money, and offers a streamlined and organized way to settle complex lawsuits.

Yet unlike a class action lawsuit, each lawsuit is allowed to be settled individually or proceed to trial with the jury ultimately deciding on an appropriate settlement amount per victim. This ensures that victims who have suffered extraordinarily will receive damages that are tailored to their case—and their injuries.

In class action lawsuits, one settlement is split between all plaintiffs in the lawsuit equally. This means that each injured victim only receives a small fraction of the large settlement – which is usually far below what they truly need and deserve.

Examples of recent multidistrict lawsuits include:

Multidistrict Litigation Leadership Roles

Attorneys across the country often take an active leadership role in multi-district litigation and may be chosen to be a part of the plaintiffs' steering committee and executive committee. After forming a MDL, it becomes necessary to reduce the number of attorneys involved in the cases. When this occurs, a small number of attorneys are retained to oversee the entire litigation process. This is known as the Plaintiff's Steering Committee (PSC).

A separate committee, known as the Plaintiff's Executive Committee, is then formed from separate attorneys to help coordinate the activities of the PSCs. This keeps the litigation on track and ensures that the MDL process runs smoothly.

Banding Together to Hold Negligent Manufacturers Responsible

Drug companies and medical device manufacturers routinely put profits before people. They push off-label uses of their drug, rush improperly tested drugs to market, and then deny side effects and complications when they occur. Even worse, they do this time—and time again.

When this occurs, injured consumers can—and should—hold them accountable and make them take responsibility for their transgressions. Multi-district litigation not only allows injured victims and their families to hold these corrupt manufacturers responsible, but also ensures that these dangerous products are recalled, so that future injuries and deaths may be avoided.

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