Multidistrict litigation is litigation comprised of multiple civil cases involving one or more common questions of fact, but the cases are pending in different districts. Such actions may be transferred to any single district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings. These transfers are made by the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 1407. Actions will be transferred for the convenience of the parties and witnesses and to promote the just and efficient conduct of such actions. More information on multidistrict litigation can be obtained from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation at http://www.jpml.uscourts.gov.
The following MDL cases are pending in this District: