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We posted last week (on January 11) about the overwhelming trend in the courts to sever the unrelated claims of multiple plaintiffs that are misjoined in product liability complaints.

Magistrate Judge David A. Baker of the Middle District of Florida recently recommended sua sponte that the court sever the claims of more than 6,500 Seroquel plaintiffs and require those claims to be filed separately. Although we can’t provide a link, the cite is In re Seroquel Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 1769, No. 06-md-1769 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 22, 2006).