Multidistrict litigation (MDL) News

How Lawyers, Not Plaintiffs, Wind Up the Winners in Mass Tort Lawsuits

Brooke Melton died on her 29th birthday. Her Chevy randomly shut off in the middle of the highway a little before 8 p.m., and she crashed into a creek in Atlanta. A couple hours later, her parents were notified by …

Judge Warns Lawyers: You Pay If Claims Found Frivolous

Lawyers who defend companies in product liability cases are celebrating an unusual order by a federal judge in Columbus, Georgia. In it, he told attorneys for the other side—the ones who represent injured consumers—that he was going to crack down …