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Karen Caldwell U.S. District Judge Karen K. Caldwell of the Eastern District of Kentucky. Courtesy photo

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has scheduled its next hearing for May 27— and, once again, it will be held via teleconference.

The panel’s hearings, once featuring packed courtrooms with lawyers flying into a different city every few months, have not been in person for the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the hearings, lawyers make oral arguments on whether a set of similar cases should be coordinated into a single, pretrial proceeding and, if so, where they should go.

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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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