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Introduction, Perspectives On Mass Tort Litigation Symposium
Widener Law Journal (2013)
  • Christopher J Robinette, Widener University Commonwealth Law School
Abstract
This symposium approaches mass tort litigation from a variety of perspectives. First, a group of nationally renowned legal academics describes and discusses the theories underlying mass tort litigation. Then a panel of practitioners introduces several emerging issues in the practice of mass torts. Next, Pennsylvania-specific civil justice issues, including joint and several liability and venue, are debated. These reforms affect not only mass tort, but more traditional tort litigation as well. One of the original mass tort issues—asbestos—created the widespread problem of bankrupt defendants, and resolving the problem is the subject of the fourth panel. Finally, traditional rules of ethics are applied in the mass torts context.
Keywords
  • torts,
  • tort law,
  • mass torts
Disciplines
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Christopher J Robinette. "Introduction, Perspectives On Mass Tort Litigation Symposium" Widener Law Journal Vol. 23 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 47
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/christopher_robinette1/15/