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New Edition of Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules to Come into Effect Shortly

Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers are increasingly finding themselves resolving disputes through international arbitration. After London, Singapore is now arguably the second most important arbitration center in the world, meaning the Singapore International Arbitration Centre‚Äôs (SIAC) new arbitration rules, which were due to come into effect on June 1, 2016, but will now come into … Continue Reading

Third Circuit Holds That MDL Judges Can’t Reverse Pre-Transfer Orders Absent Extraordinary Circumstances

In a precedential decision issued Thursday, In Re: Pharmacy Benefit Managers Antitrust Litigation (MDL 1782), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reinstated a district court order compelling arbitration of antitrust claims, an order which another district court judge vacated after the case was transferred to a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL)s, Based on the law of the case doctrine, the Court of Appeals held that MDL judges may not overturn an order of the transferor court absent a finding of extraordinary circumstances - a conclusion that has broad ramifications for MDL proceedings in general...… Continue Reading
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