The public comment period for Rule 16.1 for multidistrict litigation (MDL) closes on February 16, 2024. Among the attorneys who testified before the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules on January 16, 2024 was Jose Rojas of Levin, Rojas, Camassar & Reck LLC, the first law firm in the U.S. to file a lawsuit against baby formula manufacturers alleging that the baby formula caused Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants.
On May 26, 2022 Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer appointed Mr. Rojas as National Co-Lead Counsel in MDL 3026, Preterm Infant Nutrition Products Liability Litigation. As a latino member of MDL leadership, Jose has a unique perspective on the importance of diversity in MDL leadership, its benefits, and the opportunity presented by the proposed rule changes.
Read his testimony here.