Judges should have to OK MDL settlements

Andrew Bradt co-writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 8, 2016

In many ways MDL practice resembles class action practice. And without the judge providing a signal that the deal is worth taking, individuals may be left in the dark when deciding whether to accept. In an MDL-dominated litigation landscape, judges should embrace an information-intermediary role by expressing an opinion on the fairness of proposed mass settlements.