multidistrict litigation

Definition of "multidistrict litigation"
  1. A process that consolidates several complex civil cases with common factors in a single federal district court for coordinated pretrial proceedings
How to use "multidistrict litigation" in a sentence
  1. The lawsuits against the pharmaceutical drug companies were merged using multidistrict litigation.
  2. After the airplane crash, all related lawsuits were resolved via multidistrict litigation.
  3. The securities fraud cases were handled through multidistrict litigation ensuring streamlined pretrial proceedings.

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