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Ninth Circuit Reviews Magistrate Judge's Powers over Remand Motions

The court joined its sister circuits in their conclusions.

Ninth Circuit Limits Scope of CAFA'S Local Single Event Exception

The court's Boeing ruling impacts judicial harmony on the scope of the exclusion.

Transfers of "Mass Actions" Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1404

In some situations, a defendant or a group of defendants might want to transfer a removed "mass action" from the plaintiff's chosen forum to an alternative forum. What rules govern such a request?

Articles »

Does Merely Registering to Do Business in a State Create General Jurisdiction by Consent?

By James M. Beck

The initial results of a year of post-Bauman litigation suggest that registration to do business is too thin a reed to support general jurisdiction.

The Evolution of the Common Benefit Order

By Karen Woodward and Matthew A. Reed

The scope of CBOs has broadened significantly in recent years, imposing more and more burdens on defendants.

Advice to Young Attorneys from a New In-House Lawyer

By David L. Schwan

Always strive to make your value as an attorney clear and vital.

Sound Advice »

audio Identifying and Defending a Claim of Educational Malpractice

By Donnie Winningham

Litigator Donnie Winningham discusses outlines reason why educational malpractice claims are rejected and how to best defend them. (10:30 min)

audio Exhibit Management in Mass Torts Cases

By Kristin Beckman

Kristin Beckman explains that by focusing your strategy on the burden of proof, you can limit the scope of exhibits, leading to a more manageable and focused case. (06:22 min)

audio Overview of U.S. Trade Sanctions

By Douglas Maag

Veteran litigator Douglas Maag details how U.S. economic and trade sanctions can affect the handling of mass-tort claims. (8:13 min)

Roundtables »

audio Hey, CAFA, Is That a Class Action: Mississippi Ex Rel Hood v. Au Optronics

Examining the holding in this newly announced decision and what it may mean for future parens patriae actions and other types of quasi-class actions or mass actions. (56:12)

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Featuring a unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers to provide a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)

audio Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett and Preemption in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Learn about the significance of the Barltett decision and its impact on the Supreme Court's preemption holdings. (57:33)

Announcements »

May 19: Free Roundtable

The Billion Dollar Question: How To Successfully Settle Mass Tort Matters. Read more.

Mass Torts: Spring 2015 Newsletter

The latest edition of Mass Torts is now available.

Mass Torts Leadership
Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Eric Hudson

Memphis, TN

Laurie Novion

Kansas City, MO

David Schwan

Houston, TX

Social-Media Editor

Courtney E. Ward-Reichard

Minneapolis, MN

James M. Beck

Philadelphia, PA

Leadership Development & Young Lawyer Outreach Liaison

Catherine Riegle Finley

Sun Valley, CA