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Judge William Orrick III, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Judge William Orrick III, U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California

Embracing an idea floated by the defense bar, judges in at least two prominent multidistrict litigation proceedings have ordered lawyers to prescreen some of the lawsuits through an “initial census” process.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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