The United States Supreme Court held that a court handling a multidistrict litigation pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1407 does not have the authority to grant a change of venue motion to assign the case to itself for trial.
Lexecon, Inc. v. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, 118 S. Ct. 956 (1998).
Janice A. Fall,
Federal Courts - Multidistrict Litigation - Change of Venue - Assignment of Case for Trial,
Duq. L. Rev.
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