vrsus and its predecessor Case Pacer have extensive experience working with firms that participate in Mass Tort cases and we understand the challenges around effectively leading and participating in MDL’s. There is a need to create uniformity across cases, to exchange information in a consistent manner, to share updates on the status of cases within various MDL’s, to have unified accountability and visibility for of all cases within an MDL, and to share information to and from the Plaintiffs Steering Committee in a timely fashion. Today, the prosecution of a MDL are still highly fragmented, leading to time delays, miscommunication, and an informational disadvantage for plaintiffs.
The reality is that MDL’s are administered through a hodgepodge of case management systems, spreadsheets, emails, phone calls, etc. There is no common language between the systems, creating an enormous challenge for participating firms to effectively work together. Equally, the loss of time and quality information is significant as it creates a tremendous disadvantage for the PSC and other participating firms.
vrsus recognizes the need to help MDL’s to better collaborate, coordinate, communicate, and consolidate. With vrsus, PSC’s can create uniformity for case files, such as building standard plaintiff fact sheets and short-form complaints. PSC’s can request additional information about plaintiffs and receive information back on the platform, share updates with all participating firms, and all participants in MDL’s will have one place to see all the information as it relates to the entire MDL.