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.
In re: Asbestos Litigation MDL 875 proceeding in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania