The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL

The Louisiana Law Review‘s 2014 symposium, entitled The Rest of the Story: Resolving the Cases Remanded by the MDL, will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014, beginning at 8:25 a.m. in the McKernan Auditorium at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Admission is free. One hour of Louisiana CLE credit will be available for each of the six panels held throughout the day. If you have any questions, please contact Dani Borel or Martha Thibaut.

After a long period of increasing aggregation in federal multidistrict litigation, aggregation has come under increasing criticism. Some scholars and judges have observed increasing pressure to disaggregate cases and parties. When should cases be treated separately? When should parties within the same case litigate independently? How does well-targeted disaggregation lead to better decision-making? What are the problems associated with disaggregation for courts and parties? The Louisiana Law Review is proud to bring together leading federal judges, attorneys, and scholars to explore these questions.

Presenters include the following: Judge Lee Rosenthal, Judge Eldon Fallon, Professor Elizabeth Burch, Professor Lonny Hoffman, Professor Frances McGovern, Mark Lanier, Richard Arsenault, Alistair Dawson, Emery G. Lee III, Margaret S. Williams, Catherine R. Borden. Additional panelists will be announced.