The Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law is seeking comments from the bench, bar, and public on a preliminary draft update and revision of the Standards and Best Practices for Large and Mass-Tort MDLs, first published in 2014. The preliminary draft of the revised version was prepared by 30 volunteer practitioners and judges under the auspices of the Bolch Judicial Institute. An editable version of the proposed Standards and Best Practices may be downloaded here:
Comments on this preliminary draft will be carefully considered by the team volunteers and an advisory group of judges as they finalize the document for publication. Please send comments on the preliminary draft, whether favorable, adverse, or otherwise, as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, July 2, 2018. Comments must be submitted in tracked edits and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be made available to the public.
Bolch Judicial Institute
Duke Law School
May 14, 2018