Individual Justice in Mass Tort Litigation: The Effect of Class Actions, Consolidations, and Other Multiparty Devices

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Northwestern University Press, 1995 - 367 pages
One of the most prominent of contemporary jurists, Judge Jack B. Weinstein has influenced substantive and procedural aspects of the law of mass tort litigation. He has helped create efficient yet compassionate solutions to problems resulting from Vietnam veterans' exposure to Agent Orange and to the health hazards associated with asbestos and DES.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAPTER
5
CHAPTER
7
The Laws Reaction to Disasters
15
A Types of Disasters
16
Clear CauseMultiple EventsInjuries Nonproximate in Place
17
Unclear CauseMultiple EventsInjuries Nonproximate in Time and Place
18
B Jurisdictions Implicated
19
Compensation Schemes and Legislated Limits on Liability
28
Claims Commissions
30
Hybrid GovernmentSponsored Protection Plans
31
Specialized Courts
32
CHAPTER 3
39
CHAPTER 4
53
B Conflicts of Interest
61
Speaking to the Community
100

International
20
Single Forum
21
Support to Trier
22
Procedural Tools and Models
23
Class Actions
26
Attorney Cooperation Specialists and Lead Attorneys
27
CHAPTER 6
113
CHAPTER 9
123
Examples of Compensation Funds
156
F Conclusion
162
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