Mass Tort Multidistrict Litigation

Historically, multidistrict litigation proceedings (MDLs) were an efficient way of handling the pretrial phase of large numbers of similar lawsuits. Now, plaintiffs’ lawyers are using MDLs to litigate questionable or meritless claims hoping that the sheer number of cases will pressure defendants to settle. Reform is needed to avoid baseless proceedings.

Episode 8: The Rise of Nuclear Verdicts

Nuclear verdicts might sound ominous or apocalyptic, but it’s an alarming trend in our civil justice system. Nuclear verdicts are jury verdicts that generally exceed $10 million. These verdicts are…


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