An MDL consolidation of cases has been requested for the Uber unpaid overtime lawsuits. When many people are injured in the same way it is nit cost effective to have the cases heard in many courtrooms. An MDL consolidates the lawsuit under one judge in one jurisdiction.
UBer Driver MDL
Overtime cases can be consolidated in an MDL and all cases combined all one judge and consolidated in a multidistrict litigation for pretrial purposes. Uber is an example of an overtime lawsuit that is being asked to be consolidated. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation hearing is scheduled on January 28, 2016 in a hearing at Fort Myers, Florida. Many drivers are effected by this litigation in many states.
History Of The MDL
Congress created the MDL Panel in 1968 to relieve federal court backlog. 28 U.S.C. 1407. The purpose was to streamline pretrial proceedings and avoid the duplication of discovery by joining similar cases into one action under one judge in one Jurisdiction.
When Will Overtime Lawsuits Be Consolidated Into An MDL?
Multidistrict litigation works well for large, complex overtime cases that involve one or more common issues of fact or denial of overtime pay. Common issues of fact, such as in cases regarding overtime practices, can warrant the formation of an MDL
If you are being cheated out of your overtime pay and there are many other employees in many states being cheated in exactly the same way contact us today