mass tort litigation

mass tort litigation

A class of civil actions in which multiple plaintiffs are injured in a similar fashion by a defective product, hazardous substance or disaster. Mass tort litigation is often in the form of class-action lawsuit initiated by a large group of plaintiffs who claim to have suffered injury from a commercial product (e.g., asbestos and breast implants).

mass tort litigation

Mass injury claim Civil litigation A class of civil actions in which multiple plaintiffs are injured in a similar fashion by a defective product, hazardous substance, or disaster. See Asbestos, Breast implant, Class-action, Dalkon shield.
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Meadow says the move was prompted by The Lanier Law Firm's growing role as one of the nation's leading mass tort litigation firms.
The eight Feldman Shepherd attorneys were recognized for their work on behalf of plaintiffs in the practice areas of mass tort litigation / class actions, personal injury litigation, medical malpractice law, worker's compensation law and product liability litigation.
Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, "The New Lawsuit Ecosystem: Trends, Targets and Players," reported growth in mass tort litigation over the past year.
Clyne joins the firm as a shareholder and will handle complex commercial, employment law, environmental, and mass tort litigation.
Matthew Bender (Charlottesville, VA) has released "Mass Tort Litigation Manual," a hardbound book that discusses and offers guidance on the procedural problems presented in mass tort litigation, including the unpredictable number of claims, dispersion of claims in state and federal courts, injuries manifested over long periods of time, and uncertain liability and causation.
process, especially in complex litigation such as mass tort litigation.
The essays in Part II apply these concepts to existing court cases and legal developments in the United States, examining issues as diverse as social and economic regulation, federal administration, partisan gerrymandering and the evolution of mass tort litigation.
With the Supreme Court's recent rulings strongly disfavoring large punitive damage awards and a tort-lawyer-turned-senator currently running for President of the United States, John Grisham's foray into the ethically murky world of mass tort litigation is particularly well-timed.
The small firm can save money by balancing mass tort cases with an occasional traditional personal injury case--perhaps one closely related to the science or mechanics of the mass tort litigation.
This scenario is being played out across the country, as thousands of physicians are being named wholesale as codefendants in mass tort litigation against pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Arecent lower court decision reviewed by a federal appellate court concerning a series of product liability cases was decided favorably for the medical societies named as defendants in a mass tort litigation.