SCOTUS Clarifies MDL Appealability

From time to time we like to bring to our readers’ attention interesting articles our colleagues in other practice groups have written on topics that could be relevant to product liability.  Today, our colleague Jane Cooper in Antritrust has written about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America.   A link to the article is available here.  The decision clarifies when an MDL Court’s order can be considered final for purposes of an appeal as of right.  While that case involved antitrust issues, its impact likely will be equally felt in other MDL proceedings, including those involving mass torts.