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What is a Centralized Data Exchange Platform?  A centralized data exchange platform is a dynamic, central online exchange platform tailored to case-specific needs in mass tort litigation to facilitate the exchange, storage, access, search, and analysis of data and documents between parties. …
In mass tort litigation, the issues alleged by plaintiffs are similar, but their factual situations differ significantly. Product liability cases and toxic torts cases can be very complex. Plaintiffs must prove causation to win the case. Medical record review and analysis benefit defendants…
What is a Diverse Supplier? A business that is more than 50% owned or controlled by an underrepresented individual or group (i.e. woman, minority, veteran, etc.).    What is a Supplier Diversity Program? A proactive business program encouraging the use of small and diverse-owned businesses to…
  In the wake of a steadily growing, mass-tort MDL landscape, the George Washington University Law School’s James F. Humphreys Complex Litigation Center held its First Annual Mass-Tort MDL Flash Points conference in Washington, D.C. this week to tackle recurring MDL issues, identify MDL…
There are many benefits to utilizing centralized data exchange platforms in complex litigation. The centralization of early case data and supporting discovery documents makes handling large case inventories more seamless and efficient. Early access to claimant and population data and analytics…
  Sustainability is important for businesses of all sizes in all industries. Expectations from clients continue to increase and firms must act now to make sustainable changes or run the risk of losing business. Environmental and economic impacts will vary based on industry and organization size…
  There is plenty to learn about the complex procedures of multidistrict litigation. Researching legal abbreviations should not have to take up your time. Below is a list of the most used abbreviations in multidistrict litigation to serve as a resource for you and your firm.     Litigation…
Product liability cases come in all shapes and sizes, each accompanied by a plethora of matter information and data points. Case management technology grants a comprehensive solution to manage complex litigation by offering a platform to centralize information. These tools help counsel quickly…
There are many circumstances that can change the course of complex product liability litigation. Regardless of what can happen throughout litigation, these seven stages serve as a general roadmap for the lifecycle of a product liability matter:   1. Investigation The gathering of facts in a…
The use of data analytics in Multi-District Litigations (MDLs) is a largely untapped, yet powerful tool in the management of product liability MDLs. In no uncertain terms, data analytics can help parties and judges make better decisions in how MDLs are managed going forward. With the recent push…