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IL State Court Dismisses Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Petition

The first lawsuit filed arising out of the presumed crash of the mystery flight has been dismissed.

SCOTUS Reverses 9th Cir. in Frequent-Flyer Class-Action Lawsuit

The decision is significant as it clarifies that state common-law claims (and not simply state legislation and regulations) fall within the ADA's preemptive scope.

5th Cir. Clarifies Law-of-the-Case Doctrine as Applied to CAFA Jurisdiction

Practitioners often think of the "case holding" in the singular, but the Optronics case reminds us that a decision may contain multiple holdings.

Articles »

Attempts to Outsmart the FDA Could Lead to Mass Torts

By Deborah L. Shuff

Learn from the mistakes of Valor Medical.

A Privileged Position: Guidance for Nonwaiver Agreements and Orders

By David L. Schwan

Achieve great results through your "reasonable" efforts.

Book Review: The Class Action Fairness Act: Law and Strategy

By Linda Mullenix

This ready reference on CAFA should prove invaluable to any class-action practitioner.

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: Winter 2014 Newsletter

The latest edition of Mass Torts is now available.

Mass Torts Leadership
Cochairs Web Editor Newsletter Editor

Eric Hudson

Memphis, TN

Deborah Elsasser

New York, NY

Vice Chair

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