Many litigations we work on are coordinated nationally in the federal courts and on a statewide basis before a single judge for investigation, discovery, and pre-trial work, before being sent back to their home jurisdictions for trial. The federal procedure for consolidating complex civil cases involving one or more common questions of fact is called a Multidistrict litigation (MDL). Several state courts have similar procedures. For example, in California they are called Judicial Council Coordinated Proceedings (JCCP). These procedures are designed to streamline the litigation process and avoid the problems posed by inconsistent rulings being issued by different courts. While similar to class action lawsuits, each lawsuit consolidated into a coordinated proceeding remains active and the merits are decided on an individual basis.
Our firm takes pride in an unmatched record of leadership in mass tort cases. We have earned our distinguished reputation based on integrity in the law and dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.
The following court-appointed positions are among those held by members of our firm: