To fly over or not to fly over

MDL 2274, In re: CitiMortgage, Inc., Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”) Contract Litigation, features a motion by defendant CitiMortgage for consolidation in “a centrally-located jurisdiction, such as the Northern District of Illinois.”  By the time of its reply, Citi determined that the Eastern District of Missouri is also a “centrally-located jurisdiction.”

Plaintiffs are generally averse to “a centrally-located jurisdiction,” at least as Citi defines it.  One group including Berger & Montague and Cuneo Gilbert, equally favors the Southern District of New York and the District of Massachusetts.  Another group, led by Milberg, adds the Central District of California to that list.  The Eastern District of California is on the short list as well.

I would add only that the Panel is currently split 4-3 in favor of coastal judges.

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