New Civil Origin Code for Multidistrict Litigation Cases
Effective July 1, 2016 MDL cases originating in the same district creating the master MDL Docket will be referred to as direct file MDL cases. The new origin code, 8 Multidistrict Litigation - Direct File is to be used. Origin code 8 Multidistrict Litigation - Direct File is to be assigned to all MDL cases that open on or after July 1, 2016, and originate in the transferee court. MDL cases transferred into the transferee court from another district court should continue to be opened with origin code 6 Multidistrict Litigation - Transfer.
U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Schedules Hearings in Cleveland
The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has scheduled a hearing session to consider various matters on July 26, 2012 in the Ceremonial Courtroom (19A) of the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland. Oral argument will commence at 9:30 a.m. Counsel presenting oral argument must be present at 8:00 a.m. For more information click here.