Competing Class Actions

Part two of our series on competing class actions will address strategies intended to “corral” multiple cases: venue transfer under the federal forum non conveniens statute, and seeking multidistrict litigation (MDL) consolidation. Such strategies, while not necessarily eliminating competing cases, can be useful in lodging such cases in fewer forums, often resulting in discovery and

Multiple actions involving the same subject matter and the same defendant are a common feature of the U.S. class action landscape. In this series of blog posts, we’ll examine the problem of competing class actions, which presents a variety of challenges and options for the defendant. There is no one-size-fits-all response, but knowing the tools