O’Melveny’s Representation of FedEx in MDL Dispute Reported in Thomson Reuters News and Insight

November 18, 2011

O’Melveny’s representation of FedEx was featured in the November 17, 2011, Thomson Reuters News & Insight article, “7th Circ. Says MDL Panel Didn’t Abuse Discretion.” In an ongoing case since 2005, the latest round of appeals saw FedEx and its lawyers at O’Melveny ask “the Seventh Circuit for a writ of mandamus against the MDL panel, asserting that the judges had abused their discretion in remanding the live cases.” The company directed the panel to “the Fourth Circuit’s 1996 ruling in In re Food Lion, in which the appeals court undid a JPMDL order to permit a consolidated appeal to go forward.”