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The Resource Mass tort deals : backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law

Mass tort deals : backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law

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Mass tort deals : backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation
Title
Mass tort deals
Title remainder
backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
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Language
eng
Summary
"Mass Tort Deals marshals a wide array of empirical data on multidistrict litigation to suggest that the systematic lack of checks and balances in our courts may benefit everyone but the plaintiffs. Multidistrict proceedings, which place a single judge in charge of similar lawsuits filed across the country, consume over one-third of the federal courts' pending civil docket. And these are not run-of-the-mill disputes. Litigation over products like opioids, Johnson & Johnson's baby powder, Bayer's permanent birth control Essure, and General Motors ignition switch defects are headline-grabbing media magnets. Federal judges certify a small handful of these proceedings as class actions, which affords them judicial safeguards, but as tort reform has made its way into civil procedure, it has effectively clamped down on class actions. As the continued suits over defective products suggest, however, those claims have not disappeared. Instead, they proceed as droves of individual suits packaged together by the courts and the lawyers. And for those mass torts, the risks for plaintiffs are significant: their lawyer may sell them out, and the jury trials they've come to expect are even rarer than the Perry Mason reruns that feature them"--
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Burch, Elizabeth Chamblee
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Complex litigation
  • Torts
  • Negotiation in business
  • Complex litigation
  • Negotiation in business
  • Torts
  • United States
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Mass tort deals : backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781108416979
Lccn
2018058436
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
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illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078955045
Label
Mass tort deals : backroom bargaining in multidistrict litigation, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, University of Georgia School of Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781108416979
Lccn
2018058436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1078955045

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