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Since May 2011, here are the most-cited reasons the JPML has denied Section 1407 centralization of products liability and sales/marketing cases: The limited number of parties and involved counsel make informal cooperation practicable and preferable to formal centralization. MDL 2509 - IN RE: SEMPRIS MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM MARKETING AND SALES PRACTICES LITIGATION, 2/18/14 Order Denying Transfer ("Various mechanisms are available to minimize or eliminate the possibility of duplicative discovery even without an MDL.  In these circumstances, informal cooperation among the relatively few involved counsel and coordination among the involved courts are, in our judgment, preferable to formal centralization.") MDL 2366 - IN RE: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP. TRIMBOARD SIDING MARKETING, SALES PRACTICES AND PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION, 6/11/12 Order Denying Transfer (denying transfer of five actions, in part, because “plaintiffs in some of the actions share counsel, and defendant is represented by the same counsel in all actions”) MDL 2340 - IN RE: FRESH DAIRY PRODUCTS…

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