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Sarah Suwanda is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office, where she is a member of the Litigation and Antitrust/Competition Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation and class actions.

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The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a district court’s application of nonmutual offensive collateral estoppel to negligence claims arising out of an MDL—potentially raising the stakes for bellwether trials that are not considered binding by the district court at the outset and the impact that rulings in those cases could have on later decisions.

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