Procedure for Filing a Multi-District Litigation Claim

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Procedure for Filing a Multi-District Litigation Claim
Rules 9 and 10 of 28 U.S.C. Section 1407 concern conditions and provisions for the practice and procedure relating to "tag-along actions."
Rule 7 of 28 U.S.C. Section 1407, addresses the practice and procedure for filing motions in Multi-District Litigation Panel
The clerk of the panel provides all counsel and party-litigants not represented by counsel with a Panel Service List of names and addresses of the designated attorneys and the parties they represent and the names and addresses of the parties not represented by counsel
Within ten days of filing of a motion to transfer, an order to show cause (conditional transfer order) will be issued by the panel
Each litigant or his attorney must give the clerk of the panel, in writing, the name and address of the attorney designated by that litigant to receive service of process and other documents relating to the case being heard by the judicial panel of multi-district litigation.
Clerk of the Panel
Judicial Panel of Multi-District Litigation
1030-15th Street, N.W.
320 Executive Building
Washington, D.C. 20005
Federal Court Rule changes:
1. mandatory initial pre-discovery disclosure of witnesses and documents, and mandatory pre-trial disclosures
2. mandatory meetings among counsel before any discovery
3. substantial expansion of expert witnesses
4. limitations on the numbers of interrogatories and depositions
Copies of motion for remand should be filed in the district court in which any action affected by the motion is pending
Copies of motions for transfer of claims or actions should be filed in each district court where an action is pending that will be affected by the motion
The clerk of the panel places the date of filing on all documents filed
These documents should be submitted for filing with the clerk of the panel, either by mailing or personal delivery
Prepare an original and copies of each document