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by Mark Herrmann, Geoffrey J. Ritts, and Brian Ray and Vioxx cases demonstrate, multiple lawsuits related to the same conduct often proceed in state courts. Although there is no mechanism for coordinating cases across state lines, an increasing number of states have adopted procedures for coordinating cases within a single state. Those procedures are canvassed in M. Herrmann, G. Ritts, & K. Larson, Statewide Coordinated Proceedings: State Court Analogues to the Federal MDL Process (2d rev. ed...

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