Multidistrict Litigation - Module 3 of 5

Question 1

Multidistrict litigation or MDL cases make up how much of the federal courts’ caseload?

Question 2

What are the common issues of fact in most MDL cases?

Question 3

In an MDL proceeding, a number of cases are consolidated into one action. This means that:

Question 4

When and if MDL cases are ready for trial, what procedure is followed?

Question 5

The Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation may initiate a MDL proceeding:

Question 6

In order to create an MDL, one finding the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict must make is what?

Question 7

What is a “tag-along” action, as defined by the Rules of the Judicial Panel of Multidistrict Litigation?

Question 8

What is the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee?

Question 9

What is the minimum number of cases that can be joined in an MDL?

Question 10

What might happen if a plaintiff fails to complete a Plaintiff’s Fact Sheet in a timely and complete way?