Class Actions and Mass Torts
Although recent legislation has changed the litigation landscape in many areas, the arena of class actions and mass torts continues to grow. These multi-plaintiff claims are often found in the context of environmental issues, pharmaceutical products, products liability, and other areas, including professional liability. The claims may ultimately be certified as a class, subject to a consolidated multi-district litigation proceeding, or simply presented in an uncertified multi-plaintiff action. Given the large dollars at stake, the volume of claimants, and the number of service providers affiliated with each mass tort, collateral litigation involving the service providers, law firms, clients, insurance carriers, and professional ethics is often a consequence of class actions and mass torts. In those circumstances, expertise in the mass tort arena is critical.
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom’s Trial and Specialty Litigation Section is well-known in professional circles for handling class actions, mass torts, and the inevitable collateral litigation. On many occasions, our attorneys are associated by other prominent lawyers and law firms to skillfully navigate the legal issues posed by these cases. We are well-equipped both technologically and with experienced, aggressive trial attorneys and staff to handle the massive paper generated by class actions. These unique qualities enable our firm to promptly respond to client needs and place the opponent on the defense while ensuring that an effective, efficient approach to litigation is maintained.