Margaret S. Williams

Federal Judicial Center

Senior Research Associate

Washington, DC 20002

United States

Visiting Scholar

Visiting Scholar

131 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN 37203

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

11

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Scholarly Papers (11)

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Repeat Players in Multidistrict Litigation: The Social Network

102 Cornell Law Review 1445 (2017), UGA Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-04
Number of pages: 94 Posted: 02 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 18 Oct 2017
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Margaret S. Williams
University of Georgia Law School and Federal Judicial Center
Downloads 666 (48,435)
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Multidistrict litigation, plaintiffs' steering committee, repeat players, MDL, Rule 23, aggregate litigation, settlements

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Who Will Manage Complex Civil Litigation?: The Decision to Transfer and Consolidate Multidistrict Litigation

5th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 03 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2010
Margaret S. Williams and Tracey E. George
Federal Judicial Center and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Federal Courts, U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Multidistrict Litigation, Civil Litigation, Complex Litigation, District Judges, Text Analysis

Motions to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim after Iqbal: Report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 05 Jul 2011
Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort, Margaret S. Williams and Jared J. Bataillon
Federal Judicial Center, Government of the United States of America - Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial Center and Government of the United States of America - Federal Judicial Center
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Twombly, Iqbal, motion to dismiss, 12(b)(6), Federal Judicial Center, civil procedure

Motions to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim after Iqbal: Report to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Civil Rules

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Jul 2011
Joe S. Cecil, George W. Cort, Margaret S. Williams and Jared J. Bataillon
Federal Judicial Center, Government of the United States of America - Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial Center and Government of the United States of America - Federal Judicial Center
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motions to dismiss, Iqbal, civil litigation

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Judicial Adjuncts in Multidistrict Litigation

Columbia Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Georgia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-22
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 20 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2020
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Margaret S. Williams
University of Georgia Law School and Federal Judicial Center
Downloads 186 (199,066)
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MDL, Class Action, Special Masters, Claims Administrators, Magistrate Judges, Complex Litigation, Products Liability, Torts

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Between Cases and Classes: The Decision to Consolidate Multidistrict Litigation

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 08 Aug 2009
Margaret S. Williams and Tracey E. George
Federal Judicial Center and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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Multidistrict, Litigation

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Incentives for Personal Votes and Women's Representation in Legislatures

Comparative Political Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 09 Sep 2009
Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
Texas Tech University - Department of Political Science and Federal Judicial Center
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Women's Representation, Legislature, Electoral System, Gender

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The Judges of the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation

Vanderbilt Law and Economics Research Paper No. 13-25
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 30 Oct 2013
Tracey E. George and Margaret S. Williams
Vanderbilt University - Law School and Federal Judicial Center
Downloads 70 (398,509)

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Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, MDL, Chief Justice, Judicial Conference

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An Empirical Evaluation of Proposed Civil Rules for Multidistrict Litigation

Georgia Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 23 Nov 2020 Last Revised: 04 Jan 2021
Margaret S. Williams and Jason A. Cantone
Federal Judicial Center and George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law, and Society
Downloads 38 (521,643)

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Multidistrict Litigation, civil rules, complex litigation

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Multidistrict Centralization: An Empirical Examination

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 12, Issue 2, pp. 211-235, 2015
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 30 Apr 2015
Emery G. Lee, Catherine R. Borden, Margaret S. Williams and Kevin M. Scott
Federal Judicial Center, Government of the United States of America - Federal Judicial Center, Federal Judicial Center and United States Department of Justice
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Who Will Manage Complex Civil Litigation? The Decision to Transfer and Consolidate Multidistrict Litigation

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 3, pp. 424-461, 2013
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Aug 2013
Margaret S. Williams and Tracey E. George
Federal Judicial Center and Vanderbilt University - Law School
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The Effect of Multidistrict Litigation on the Federal Judiciary over the Past 50 Years

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 53, No. 1245, 2019
Posted: 11 Apr 2019 Last Revised: 06 Nov 2019
Margaret S. Williams
Federal Judicial Center
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MDL, federal courts