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The Development of a Mass Tort

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes the development of mass tort litigation, linking its progress to the economic underpinnings of mass tort claims from the perspective of lawyers on both plaintiffs' and ... More


Bringing Justice to Large Groups of People: Mass Torts and Class Actions (II)

Jeffrey B. Morris

in Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199772414
eISBN:
9780190259976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772414.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on Weinstein's involvements since Agent Orange. His ventures with asbestos litigation and later mass tort cases proved much less successful than Agent Orange. However, he ... More


Bankruptcy Transformed

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes how the defeat of the class settlements in Amchem Products, Inc. v. Windsor and Ortiz v. Fibreboard Corp. has led to even more problematic efforts to replicate those ... More


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