‘Mass Tort Deals – Chapter Four’

“In many instances, it seems as though lawyers manage to rope judges into using procedural mechanisms and their trusted status as authority figures to push plaintiffs into settlements. The big danger seems to be that because we do not have clean, well-established procedural rules specifically for multi-district litigation proceedings, judges simply do whatever they want, often using coercive powers without any real safeguards …” (more)

[Benjamin P Edwards, Business Law Prof Blog, 19 September]

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