6th Circ. Opioid Opinion On Federal Rules Helps Cos. In MDLs

By Gareth Evans and Nick Snavely (May 11, 2020, 6:20 PM EDT) -- In a decision that has important implications for all aspects of multidistrict litigation proceedings, including discovery, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held recently in the National Prescription Opiate Litigation MDL that while courts have latitude to achieve efficiencies in MDLs, they must do so within the limits of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure....

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