In a mass tort MDL trial, what evidence can/should jurors here regarding 1) other MDL cases involving the same product and 2) plaintiff attorney advertising for similar plaintiffs? In a case now in trial, a federal judge has held that some evidence will be allowed on both topics. The issues arise in the first bellweather
Federal MDL proceedings are often but not always used in "mass tort " cases. The Wall Street Journal covers the topic today in the context of BP, and presents varying views. In general, plaintiffs tend to oppose MDL proceedings. The article is here.
Here is a Corporate Counsel that provides an update on and links to documents regarding Toyota’s issues with its former inside counsel who claims that documents were wrongfully destroyed regarding alleged defects in cars.