Multidistrict litigation is a proceeding composed of multiple cases involving one or more common questions of fact that have been transferred from different federal districts by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to a single federal district for coordinated or consolidated proceedings under 28 U.S.C. Section 1407.
The panel is a group of seven federal judges designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. The Panel has the responsibility for determining which cases qualify for multidistrict litigation treatment, as well as which district court to transfer and consolidate these cases. The transfers are made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1407, upon the Panel's determination that the transfers will result in the convenience of the parties and witnesses and will promote the just and efficient conduct of the cases.
Information pertaining to multidistrict litigation cases currently pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is accessible by making a selection below. More information on multidistrict litigation can be obtained from the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.