In August, I began my most recent post about the federal MDL Panel like this: "Every litigator should have a working knowledge of the ins and outs of federal multidistrict litigation."
That post contained some good, free resources for learning about MDL procedures. Now there are more, as detailed in Mark Herrmann's recent post at Drug and Device Law, "A Multidistrict Litigation Compendium."
In Herrmann's post, you'll find links to the following:
- the MDL Panel's website
- "An MDL Bibliography" from Drug and Device Law
- The recent Tulane Law Review symposium issue on "The Problem of Multidistrict Litigation."
- A post summarizing the MDL Panel's procedure
- A post explaining "how to estimate how long it will take the MDL Panel to decide motions, and how long it will take transferee courts to schedule their first status conferences"
All very useful resources for learning more about federal multidistrict litigation.