3rd Circuit Again Rules State Avandia Settlements Owe MDL Common Benefit Fee
(July 28, 2016, 12:21 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — In the second ruling of its kind, a Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 27 said the Avandia multidistrict litigation court has jurisdiction over common benefit fees and that an Illinois law firm is obligated to pay a 7 percent fee from the settlement of its state court multiplaintiff lawsuit (In Re: Avandia Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, No. 15-2990, 3rd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13655).