Jun 12, 2024 2:00 pm EST

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Attorneys filing personal injury cases in MDLs rarely consider whether a particular case meets the $75,000 federal amount-in-controversy requirement. Sykes v. Cook Incorporated is a potentially game-changing case in which the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided on its own motion that a pair of IVC filter MDL cases should be dismissed for failure to meet the jurisdictional threshold. We will discuss the Sykes opinion, explore its impact on pending and future MDLs, and offertips to safeguard your cases against mass dismissals.