Special Master


In the Federal District Court, a Special Master may be appointed as an officer of the court to perform many specific functions that will assist a Federal District Judge. Often a Special Master is appointed in matters of a highly technical nature. A Special Master may manage discovery, decide and report on dispositive motions, make determinations of damages, or serve as a neutral expert for the Court. The use of a Special Master is frequently seen in complicated intellectual property and mass tort cases; however, the use of a Special Master is not limited to these areas.

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