Papst Lic. GmbH & Co. KG v. Fujifilm Corp., No. 07 C 3401, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 27, 2007) (Holderman, C.J.).
Judge Holderman transferred this case to the District of the District of Columbia (“D.D.C.”) pursuant to an order of the Multidistrict Litigation Panel (“MDL Panel”). Plaintiff Papst Licensing (“Papst”) sought centralization pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 1407 of this case and four others – two in the D.D.C, one in the District of Delaware and on in the District of New Jersey. The MDL Panel centralized the cases, but centralized them in the D.D.C., instead of the Northern District. The first, and the most advanced, of the cases was pending in the D.D.C. And the MDL Panel held that the East Coast would be the most convenient location for the majority of the parties.