Motion To Dismiss Declaratory Judgment Complaint in MDL Proceeding

This is an MDL proceeding assigned to Judge Gilstrap.  The plaintiff filed a motion seeking relief with respect to a declaratory judgment defendant’s claims – specifically that the first to file rule apply to the DJ actions filed in the NDTX.  Judge Gilstrap agreed, and stayed the NDTX action.

Trampoline MDL Bounced

It was there – I had to say it. This MDL proceeding has a twist – both the defendants in these six actions dealing with trampolines and the plaintiff asked the MDL panel to centralize pretrial litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.  There are four cases currently pending in EDTX and two in NDGA, which I understand has similar red clay soil.  But the court still didn’t agree that centralization was appropriate.