When a federal multidistrict litigation court makes a pretrial ruling in a suit, there usually is little a U.S. district judge can do except abide by that decision. But in In Re: Ford Motor Co. and Bridgestone/Firestone North American Tire, the 5th Circuit ruled that U.S. district judges do not need to abide by MDL court orders in some circumstances. Wade Crosnoe (pictured) represents Ford in the case.
U.S. District Judges Need Not Always Abide By MDL Court Orders
August 31, 2009
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