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Class Action or Multi-District Litigation?

Last Updated April 24, 2019

Class Action or MDL?

Rachel Abrams, partner at Levin Simes Abrams, has authored an article in the January 2016 edition of Plaintiff Magazine explaining the difference between a multi-district litigation (MDL) and a class action lawsuit.

When clients hear their case will be involved in a multi-district litigation, they ask: “So it’s a class action lawsuit?” For clients, the description of a multi-district litigation (MDL) sounds like the class action lawsuits they have heard in the news. The reality is multi-district litigations and class action lawsuits are two district legal entities.

Rachel Abrams has written an article for Plaintiff Magazine published January 2016 titled “The Pros and Cons of Multidistrict Litigation Consolidation”. In the article you can learn about the difference between a class action lawsuit and a MDL, the pros and cons of MDL formation, and why some cases are consolidated into MDLs while others become class actions lawsuits.

If you have any questions regarding MDLs being set up for dangerous drugs and products, contact us at Levin Simes Abrams.

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