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It is time, once again, to talk about Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) case management.  But this time there will be more gratitude than grousing.

We wince when we hear judges talk about managing litigation.  Such management seems to be about many things (mostly about forcing settlement), and not much about deciding legal issues, and definitely not

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We have a case going on where the plaintiff wants to preclude the use of a term found in his medical records to describe something that happened to him in the past that is highly relevant to the claims and injuries in the case.  Instead of using the actual term, which was also used in

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A California appellate court has ruled that California’s mandatory trial preference statute is not always mandatory, an opinion that gives courts and defendants a slight bit of breathing room in an otherwise unforgiving space. Every practitioner in the product liability space has encountered California’s trial preference statute, Civil Procedure Code Section 36.  That is the

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MDLs are complicated.  MDLs are chaotic, messy, and ugly unless they have structure and order.  Bringing order to chaos.  Something this blogger has championed for what’s starting to be more years than she wants to readily discuss.  But without order, think of The Blob (the original 1958, Steve McQueen flick).  It creeps.  It crawls.  It