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Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation

@inproceedings{Fallon2008BellwetherTI,
  title={Bellwether Trials in Multidistrict Litigation},
  author={Eldon E. Fallon and Jeremy T. Grabill and Robert Pitard Wynne},
  year={2008}
}
This Article first provides an overview of the multidistrict litigation process and the history of bellwether trials within it. The Article then recounts in detail specific uses and multiple techniques for implementing bellwether trials under the modern informational approach. After weighing the benefits and drawbacks of using bellwether trials, the Article concludes that procedures that involve considerable attention to the selection of bellwether cases, especially those that include… 
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