Multidistrict litigation cases (or MDLs) are cases involving one or more common questions of fact which have been transferred from different districts by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to a single district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings under 28 U.S.C. §1407.
The following MDL case is currently pending in this Court:
- In re Smith & Nephew Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2775) was certified and transferred to the District of Maryland on April 5, 2017. This MDL is assigned to Chief Judge Catherine C. Blake and currently has more than 70 pending cases.
Court records in MDL cases are available through PACER or at public terminals located in the Clerk's Office.