In October's conference, Judge Fallon said that said that the thousands of state trials to be pursued by the "Supergroup" of 10 Attorneys in the news recently would counteract the MDL's goal of reaching a global settlement of all Vioxx cases.
Judge FAllon has voiced a clear desire that state cases are to be brought into the same arena that holds the consolidated federal cases under his Court, so that he can preside over trials and work towarda a proper resolution to all the litigation.
"Hopefully, these cases can be resolved short of trying every case. That's my hope," Fallon said.
My comment: He seems to be setting up a grid system based on his comments, which is to be expected.