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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beisner and Miller on MDL Reform

John Beisner and Jessica Miller (both partners at O'Melveny & Myers) have published "Litigate the Torts, Not the Mass:  A Modest Proposal for Reforming How Mass Torts Are Adjudicated" (pdf) as a monograph with the Washington Legal Fund.   

The monograph proposes a four-part reform to improve the multi-district litigation process, including (1) expand the diversity jurisdiction of federal courts, (2) adopt "standardized winnowing procedures," (3) eliminate "class action tolling of limitation periods," and (4) "revise ethical rules to account."   More from the press release

(Via Point of Law)

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