Multi District Litigation




Multidistrict litigation is litigation pending in more than one federal district court involving common questions of fact. When such cases involve civil actions, they may be transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (The Panel) to any federal court for coordinated and consolidated pretrial proceedings.
The panel is a group of seven federal judges designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. The Panel has the responsibility for determining which cases qualify for multidistrict litigation treatment, as well as which district court to transfer and consolidate these cases. The transfers are made pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §1407, upon the Panel's determination that the transfers will result in the convenience of the parties and witnesses and will promote the just and efficient conduct of the cases.
Proceedings for transfer may be initiated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation upon its own initiative or a motion filed with the Panel by a party in any action in which transfer for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings may be appropriate. Before cases are designated multidistrict litigation and transferred to one federal court, the Panel convenes a hearing and notifies all parties of the place and time of the hearing. The Panel's order of transfer is based on a record of such hearing at which material evidence may be offered by any party to an action in any federal court that would be affected by the transfer.
Transfers under 28 U.S.C. §1407 become effective with the filing of the Panel's transfer order in the clerk's office of the designated transferee court. Thus, if the transfer order to which your case is subject has been filed in the Northern District of Illinois, you must make all future filings in the Northern District of Illinois.
The Court has not authorized direct filing. Absent further order of the court, the case must be filed in the proper district and transferred.
Pro hac vice requirements (and the payment of associated fees) are waived for any attorney who has filed an appearance in a transferor court. Attorneys admitted to practice and in good standing in any United States District Court may be admitted pro hac vice in this litigation without the payment of the pro hac vice fee and without associating with local counsel. Whether or not they file appearances in this case, all lawyers in this litigation are expected to comply with the Court's Local Rules and to abide by the terms of the case management orders and protective orders.
Yes. Any attorney who will participate actively in the litigation and wishes to receive copies of court filings must file an appearance in this Court and register as an e-filer, receiving training, if he/she is not registered as an e-filer in this Court or another federal court.
The court has not established any such procedures.
No. Judge Feinerman does not require courtesy copies of documents filed electronically unless that document, including all exhibits, exceeds ten pages in length. In addition, parties need not serve each other with paper copies; service through Electronic Case Filing shall be deemed sufficient, with the exception of new complaints filed and subpoenas issued.
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Yes. Attorneys who wish to participate by telephone should call Toll-Free Number: (877) 336–1828, Access Code: 4082461.

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1:16-cv-02873YankeeKraft Heinz Foods Company08/02/2016
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1:16-cv-03016HigensKraft Heinz Foods Company08/03/2016
1:16-cv-03306SpectorKraft Heinz Food Company02/15/2022
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1:16-cv-05265Knight NashKraft Heinz Foods Company08/03/2016
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1:16-cv-05804BustamanteWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-05805LewinKraft Heinz Foods Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-05806BrownWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-05807GreeneKraft Heinz Food Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-05808SchulzeWal-Mart Stores Inc09/22/2021
1:16-cv-05810MateckiKraft Heinz Food Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-05811JacksonWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-05812MorenoKraft Heinz Foods Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-05813EvansKraft Heinz Food Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-05814HarwellWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-05816AderKraft Heinz Foods Company12/17/2021
1:16-cv-05817MoschettaWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
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1:16-cv-05820DucorskyWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06158AmbersKraft Heinz Company02/15/2022
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1:16-cv-06160LewisKraft Heinz Foods Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-06161BrahlerKraft Heinz Food Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-06162AglesKraft Heinz Foods Company02/15/2022
1:16-cv-06163MattleyKraft Heinz Foods Company02/15/2022
1:16-cv-06164FranklinWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06165SellersKraft Heinz Foods Company02/15/2022
1:16-cv-06166CruzWalMart Store, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06168RandolphKraft Heinz Foods Company12/16/2021
1:16-cv-06169Sims, individually and On Behalf of All Others SimAlbertsons, LLC09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06170Saitta,Target Corporation09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06171HaraTarget Corporation09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06172ZacharyTarget Corporation08/26/2019
1:16-cv-06173CampanaKraft Heinz Food Company02/15/2022
1:16-cv-06174CostosoWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06175DaviesWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06176LeeKraft Heinz Foods Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-06177JonesWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06178EllisonKraft Heinz Foods Company09/13/2021
1:16-cv-06179BundyTarget Corporation09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06181HackmanKraft Heinz Food Company02/15/2022
1:16-cv-06182FordKraft Heinz Foods Company09/29/2021
1:16-cv-06183ManfrediWal-Mart Stores Inc09/22/2021
1:16-cv-06668ReevesWal-Mart Stores, Inc.09/22/2021
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1:16-cv-11269TamayoPublix Super Markets, Inc.09/22/2021
1:16-cv-11272RudderPublix Super Markets Inc.08/26/2019
1:16-cv-11273PellitteriPublix Super Markets, Inc.08/26/2019
1:17-cv-00949ChmielewskiPublix Super Markets, Inc.09/22/2021

Upcoming Status Conferences – All Conferences in Courtroom 2125
- 08/04/2016

Upcoming Status Conferences:

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Gary Feinerman: Status hearing set for 9/12/2016 [88] is stricken and re-set for 9/22/2016 at 10:30 a.m. Attorneys who wish to participate by telephone should call Toll-Free Number: (877) 336-1828, Access Code: 4082461 for the status hearing on 9/22/2016 at 10:30 a.m.Mailed notice.(jlj, )