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Mass Tort Litigation—Cases and Materials (American Casebook Series)

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Edition: 2nd ed., 2008
Author(s): Mullenix


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This Mass Tort Litigation—Cases and Materials casebook provides comprehensive coverage of all major mass tort cases of the 1980s and 1990s, including asbestos litigation, Agent Orange, the Dalkon Shield, DES, silicone breast implants, repetitive-stress injuries, defective heart valves, cigarette smoking, and tainted blood products. It also includes landmark mass-accident cases such as the Hyatt Regency Skywalk collapse, the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire litigation, and airplane crash litigation. It includes materials relating to environmental disasters such as Three Mile Island and Love Canal. This casebook also:
Looks at problems relating to pretrial procedure;
Covers mass torts and federalism;
Examines problems relating to post-aggregative procedure;
Identifies special substantive issues in mass tort litigation;
Describes damages regardiing applicable law problems and administrative models;
Explains mass torts and federal common law, and federalized choice of law;
Explores innovative use of special masters, and bankruptcy and trust funds.

Table of Contents includes:
Introduction to the Problem of Mass Tort Litigation;
Problems Relating to Pretrial Procedure;
Mass Torts and Federalism;
Problems Relating to Post-Aggregative Procedure;
Special Substantive Issues in Mass Tort Litigation;
Mass Torts and Affirmative Defenses;
Damages' Mass Tort Litigation and Choice of Law;
Mass Torts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques;
Innovative Use of Special Masters;
Administrative Models, ADR, and Claims Facilities;
Bankruptcy and Trust Funds; Cooperative Federalism.


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Format Hardcover
Author Mullenix
ISBN 9780314232311
Edition 2nd ed., 2008
Publisher West