As discussed in the article “Statewide Coordination of Mass Tort Cases Becoming Increasingly Popular,” infra, page 3, three states now provide statewide coordination of mass tort cases similar to the Multidistrict Litigation System (MDL) in the federal courts.
The federal system has been in existence for years. Some MDLs have their own sites. The Breast Implant Litigation Web site, www.fjc.gov/BREIMLIT/mdl926.htm, has not been updated since September 25, 2001 because the litigation is inactive. However, there is also a Tort Claimants’ Committee Web site for the Breast Implant Litigation, www.tortcomm.org. It was last updated on June 19, 2003. The Web site informs users of recent activity in the litigation, for example:
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