And Now A Word From The Panel: MDL Time?

By Alan Rothman (July 27, 2022, 5:35 PM EDT) — Welcome to the latest installment of And Now a Word from the Panel, a column that “rides the circuit” with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation as it meets on a bimonthly basis.

After a hiatus of more than two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the panel is scheduled to hold its third consecutive in-person oral argument. For the July 28 hearing session, the panel heads west, holding that session in the Emerald City — Seattle.

At that hearing, the panel is scheduled to hear six new MDL petitions, with a seventh to be decided on the papers.

Before looking ahead…

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