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MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor

Developed to serve primarily as a litigation scouting report for plaintiff and defense counsel, insurers and legal service providers, HarrisMartin’s MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor covers significant new filings and decisions in the JPML, MDL and related mass tort arenas. The quick delivery of breaking news and additional features will keep you within close range of every development occurring in the high-stakes environment of mass torts litigation — where minutes can make a difference. The MDL Mass Tort & Class Action Monitor is an online-only offering that includes frequent email updates and is available at no charge to annual and event sponsors of HarrisMartin’s CLE Conferences.


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MDL Docket Sought for Claims Against Ford, GM for Allegedly Faulty CP4 Fuel Pump

Plaintiffs with claims pending against Ford Motor and General Motors for an allegedly faulty fuel pump that exposes drivers of diesel-engine vehicles to life-threatening safety risks have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket.


Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Will Hear JUUL, Capital One Data Breach Petitions at Sept. Hearing

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation will hear several petitions for the establishment of multidistrict litigation dockets at its upcoming September hearing, including ones for coordination of JUUL and Capital One data breach claims.


Plaintiffs Ask JPML to Create MDL Docket for Capital One Data Breach Claims

Plaintiffs with claims pending against Capital One for its recently announced data breach that affected more than 100 million people have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket for the claims.


Issue #29, July 2019

JUUL Petitions JPML to Create MDL Docket for Claims Pending Against Company for its Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

JUUL Labs Inc. has filed a petition to create a national coordinated multidistrict litigation docket for claims pending against the company for its electronic nicotine delivery systems, HarrisMartin Publishing is reporting.


Defendants in 3M Combat Arms Earplug MDL Oppose Efforts to Create Separate Class Action Track

Defendants in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug MDL docket have opposed efforts to establish a separate track for class action cases, contending that doing so would complicate matters and “result in duplicative and overlapping efforts.”


Issue #28, June 2019

Plaintiffs File Petition for Coordinated Docket for Calif. State Court HIV Drug Claims

Plaintiffs with claims pending against Gilead Sciences Inc. for injuries relating to the use of HIV drugs such as Truvada and Viread have asked the Judicial Counsel for the State of California to create a coordinated docket for the claims, saying it is likely that “hundreds, if not thousands, of additional cases will be filed in California’s state courts over the coming months and years.”


Plaintiffs File Petition for Creation of MDL Docket for First American Data Breach Claims

Plaintiffs with data breach claims pending against First American Financial Corporation have filed a petition to create a coordinated multidistrict litigation docket for cases relating to the company’s failure to protect confidential information of “millions of consumers nationwide.”


MDL Court Overseeing 3M Combat Earplugs Coordinated Docket, Schedules ‘Science Day’ for August

The Florida court overseeing the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Products multidistrict litigation docket has scheduled the “Science Day” proceeding for Aug. 26, according to a recent order.


Plaintiffs Seek Creation of MDL Docket for Claims Relating to Quest Diagnostics Data Breach

Plaintiffs with claims pending against American Medical Collection Agency Inc. for the company’s alleged failure to protect confidential information of “millions of patients,” have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated docket for the claims, saying the common questions of fact support the creation of a multidistrict litigation docket.


Fisher-Price, Mattel Seek MDL Docket for Growing Number of Rock ‘n Play Sleeper Lawsuits

Named in several class action lawsuits for its allegedly defective Rock ‘N Play Sleeper, Fisher-Price Inc. and Mattel Inc. have asked the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create a coordinated docket for the pending claims.


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