Mass tort litigation: cases and materials
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. Also includes landmark mass-accident cases such as the Hyatt Regency Skywalk collapse, the Dupont Plaza Hotel fire litigation, and airplane crash litigation. Includes materials relating to environmental disasters such as Three Mile Island and Love Canal. Designed as an advanced course of interest to professors of civil procedure, torts, federal courts, conflicts, and related subjects.
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Table of Cases
Table of Authorities
Introduction to the Problem of Mass Tort Liti
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