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Eastern District of Texas

Honorable Rodney Gilstrap, Chief Judge
David A. O'Toole, Clerk of Court

Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Cases

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Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Rule 7.2(a): Miscellaneous Provisions Concerning "Tag-Along Actions." Potential "tag-along actions" filed in the transferee district require no action on the part of the Panel and requests for assignment of such actions to the Section 1407 transferee judge should be made in accordance with local rules for the assignment of related actions.

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Rule 2.1(c): Admission to Practice before the Panel.
Every member in good standing of the Bar of any district court of the United States is entitled to practice before the Panel, provided, however, that he or she has established and maintains a CM/ECF account with any United States federal court. Any attorney of record in any action transferred under Section 1407 may continue to represent his or her client in any district court of the United States to which such action is transferred. Parties are not required to obtain local counsel.

Each case transferred by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation or filed in the Eastern District of Texas as a tag-along action will be assigned a civil (CV) case number in this court. The clerk will determine whether to add all parties/attorneys from each action to the MD case docket. In order to receive notice of the administrative and case management orders entered in the MD case number, attorneys should submit their request for filing privileges via PACER and ensure that their account includes the MD case number in the list of cases for which the attorney will receive Notices of Electronic Filing (NEFs).

Attorneys eligible to practice before the Panel who do not already have e-filing privileges in this court may submit their request as soon as they receive the NEF indicating that the relevant case has been received from the transferor district. Please select “MDL” when submitting the request via PACER, and if offered the opportunity, provide the case number assigned in this district. If you seek to register in order to file a “tag-along action,” please notify the attorney admissions coordinator before you submit your registration request by emailing:



2:22-md-3042-JRG (Filed 8/3/2022; Presider: Chief Judge Rodney Gilstrap; Status: Pending)