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Mass tort

A mass tort is a civil action involving numerous plaintiffs against one or a few corporate defendants in state or federal court. Law firms sometimes use mass media to reach possible plaintiffs.

The three main categories of mass torts include:

In U.S. federal courts, mass tort claims are often consolidated as multidistrict litigation. In some cases, mass torts are addressed through class action.

Further reading

For a fictional treatment of legal issues in mass torts:

External links

  • Mass Tort Litigation Blog
  • Anatomy of a Mass Tort
  • Mass Torts Litigation (American Bar Association)
  • Understanding Mass Personal Injury Litigation
  • Cutting-Edge Approaches for Managing Mass Tort Litigation in the New Millenium (sic)
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