DraftKings and FanDuel Agree with Plaintiffs: Putative Class Actions Should Be Consolidated
The lawsuits have been filed against DraftKings and FanDuel in jurisdictions across the country — there are currently 37 putative class actions. A number of plaintiffs have filed motions with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation requesting that the actions be consolidated under one court. In papers submitted in response to these motions (filed on November 27, 2015), both DraftKings and FanDuel agree that the actions should be centralized.
DraftKings requested that the cases be consolidated and transferred to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, “where DraftKings is headquartered and where many witnesses reside.” FanDuel’s response papers requested the same, in addition to the alternative request that the cases be consolidated and transferred to the Southern District Court of New York should the Panel find Massachusetts unfit. FanDuel is headquartered in New York City.