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Ninth Circuit Joins Other Circuits on CAFA Consolidation

The court joined the Seventh and Eight Circuits in interpreting plaintiffs’ consolidation requests of "mass actions" under CAFA.

The Importance of Carefully Crafting Litigation Hold Notices

As the court held in In re Ethicon Inc. Pelvic Repair Systems Product Liability Litigation, the company will be bound by the terms of the hold.

Canadian Beekeepers Class Action First of Its Kind in Canada

There is a history of class proceedings on this issue in the United States but not in its neighbor to the north.

Articles »

Nationwide Class Certification after Mazza v. American Honda Motor Co.

By Munjot Sahu

Material differences precluded California law from applying to all class members in Mazza.

Will Evaporated Cane Juice Be Sweet for Class-Action Plaintiffs?

By Mark Mansour, Jonathan Berman, Emily K. Strunk, and Stephanie L. Resnik

A guide for young defense lawyers.

Revised Rule 45: Making "Open Court" Only a Video Link Away

By Michelle M. Rutherford

A Louisiana district court takes an interesting interpretation of the rule.

Sound Advice »

audio Overview of U.S. Trade Sanctions

By Douglas Maag

Veteran litigator Douglas Maag details how U.S. economic and trade sanctions can affect the handling of mass-tort claims. (8:13 min)

Roundtables »

audio Hey, CAFA, Is That a Class Action: Mississippi Ex Rel Hood v. Au Optronics

Examining the holding in this newly announced decision and what it may mean for future parens patriae actions and other types of quasi-class actions or mass actions. (56:12)

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

Featuring a unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers to provide a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)

audio Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett and Preemption in Pharmaceutical Litigation

Learn about the significance of the Barltett decision and its impact on the Supreme Court's preemption holdings. (57:33)

Announcements »

Mass Torts: Fall 2014 Newsletter

The latest edition of Mass Torts is now available.

Mass Torts Leadership
Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Eric Hudson

Memphis, TN

Laurie Novion

Kansas City, MO

David Schwan

Houston, TX

Social-Media Editor

Courtney E. Ward-Reichard

Minneapolis, MN

James M. Beck

Philadelphia, PA

Leadership Development & Young Lawyer Outreach Liaison

Catherine Riegle Finley

Sun Valley, CA