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MDLs Go Mainstream: Mass Torts Today

MDLs Go Mainstream: Mass Torts Today

Update: 2020-11-24
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This episode explores the multidistrict litigation (MDL) from their origins to current examples and recommended reforms.

When complex issues effect large numbers of people, MDLs are often seen as the most efficient way to consolidate and manage those cases, recent examples include opioids and Roundup.

Led by MDL expert and scholar Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, participants will discuss the nuances of MDLs and examine how all involved in the process should never lose sight of the human element in these cases. The panel will also explore the role of the MDL judge and address MDL’s pain points as they relate to appellate opportunities, plaintiffs’ attorneys, and more. The episode will conclude with the panel offering some of their own ideas for reform.

Moderator: Elizabeth Chamblee Burch – University of Georgia School of Law

Panelists:

  • John H. Beisner – Skadden
  • Abbe Gluck – Yale Law School
  • Shanin Specter – Kline and Specter
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MDLs Go Mainstream: Mass Torts Today

MDLs Go Mainstream: Mass Torts Today

Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, John Beisner, Shanin Specter, Abbe Gluck